Financial Crisis

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:36 pm on 20th January 2009.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Conservative, Stone 3:36 pm, 20th January 2009

The right hon. Gentleman referred to a level playing field. Does he not think that in the context of over-regulation, the stability and growth pact, the provisions of the Lisbon agenda and the issue of state aid, the playing field looks more like a battlefield of the Somme? I am thinking of the carnage that has been created in respect of all the rules that we have been told for decades are essential for the European economy. Does all this not demonstrate that all those plans are simply worthless and that the United Kingdom would be much better off with our own economic plans, rather than our being entirely driven by all this European nonsense?

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