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Clause 2 — Addition to list of treaties

Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 7:00 pm on 30th January 2008.

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Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Minister of State (Europe) 7:00 pm, 30th January 2008

The hon. Gentleman is right.

The Opposition amendment invites the House to believe that every Government in Europe, left and right, cheered on by every Opposition in Europe apart from this one, have knowingly and voluntarily entered into a European conspiracy within a fiendish French plot that will bring gas rationing and shortages to Birmingham. That is clearly not the case, and I ask the House to reject the amendments that have been tabled.

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