Orders of the Day — Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:16 pm on 20th November 1990.

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Photo of Jim Wallace Jim Wallace , Orkney and Shetland 10:16 pm, 20th November 1990

I am sure that the Leader of the House is only too grateful to the Leader of the Opposition for tabling the one motion which can be guaranteed to unite the Conservative party—[Interruption.]—albeit a superficial unity. Will the right hon. Gentleman agree that with important issues facing the country—on our relationship with our European partners, about the economy and about how the country is governed—we shall be governed by a broken-backed Government and that the only vote of confidence is the vote of the people?