German Unification

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:14 am on 19th October 1990.

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Photo of Mr Hugh Dykes Mr Hugh Dykes , Harrow East 10:14 am, 19th October 1990

After those remarks and the subsequent resignation of a certain person, did the hon. Gentleman regard it as a little bizarre that although a small number of people in this country said, slightly behind their hands, "Of course that person was correct; the Germans are bombastic and arrogant and wish to seize the whole of Europe and tell the rest of us what to do", the same people, several weeks later, in respect of the Gulf crisis said, "Why aren't the Germans with us in the Gulf with their forces? Why are they so pathetic and timid?" Was not it a strange double act by the same set of people?