European Council

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:08 pm on 24th March 2005.

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Photo of Dennis Skinner Dennis Skinner Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 1:08 pm, 24th March 2005

Does the Prime Minister agree that one of the reasons why Chirac has turned a bit nasty lately is that the French will soon be having a poll on the constitution and it looks as though he might finish up with a headache? In the Prime Minister's quieter moments, does he think that it might not be a bad idea if that happened? It would save us a lot of embarrassment here.

Finally, after eight years of a Labour Government, may I congratulate them on running such a successful economy—unemployment down, employment up and everything else—without joining the euro?