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European Union Bill

Part of Safe Standing (Football Stadia) – in the House of Commons at 4:48 pm on 7th December 2010.

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Photo of Kate Hoey Kate Hoey Labour, Vauxhall 4:48 pm, 7th December 2010

The Secretary of State has mentioned the Lisbon treaty a number of times, saying that because of it we cannot do certain things. Surely the public will think that no Government should be committed to previous Governments' decisions, and that it would be perfectly possible-there would be huge support for it-for the coalition Government to say, "Now we are in Government, we want a referendum on the Lisbon treaty." That would sort out the whole situation, because clearly the public would vote against it.