Treaty on European Union

Part of Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:30 pm on 4th March 1993.

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Photo of Mr George Robertson Mr George Robertson , Hamilton 5:30 pm, 4th March 1993

That is what the right hon. Gentleman told Lady Thatcher when she was leader of the Conservative party.

I disagree with my hon. Friend the Member for Dagenham (Mr. Gould), who, on an issue of principle, resigned as a Front-Bench spokesman and returned to the Back Benches. There is disagreement about Maastricht in each of the political parties. But we are not the party of government; nor are we suffering from the same chasm as the party of government, which has led it to the paralysed condition in which it finds itself today.