European Affairs

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 2:31 pm on 3rd June 2010.

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Photo of Michael Connarty Michael Connarty Labour, Linlithgow and East Falkirk 2:31 pm, 3rd June 2010

I hope that my hon. Friend does not mind me intervening, but it seems that, having put down a set of rails, she is going to go all the way along until she crashes. Is there not a possibility that the fundamental flaws lie in how the failed economies acted? For example, Spain and Portugal put money into infrastructure and not education, with the result that people left school and built houses instead of educating themselves and creating a new economy. In Greece, the question centres on how much of the tax take that is due has been paid. Should we not concentrate on changing those economies so that they are stronger? Should we not use the 2020 strategy to rebuild growing economies, and not just bail them out?

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