Treaty on European Union

Part of Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:15 pm on 4th March 1993.

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Photo of Mr Russell Johnston Mr Russell Johnston , Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber 6:15 pm, 4th March 1993

The hon. Gentleman is always courteous, and is normally very clear, even if one disagrees with what he says. He said a moment ago that he is against muddle. That being the case, will he please stop using the words "federal and/or unitary". He has now used them twice. A system could be federal or unitary, but not federal and unitary. The two concepts are fundamentally different.