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European Union Bill

Part of Safe Standing (Football Stadia) – in the House of Commons at 5:36 pm on 7th December 2010.

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Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Shadow Foreign Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities 5:36 pm, 7th December 2010

I am afraid that the hon. Gentleman is not picking a fight with me; he is picking a fight with his Government, whom I quoted, and the European Scrutiny Committee, which I also quoted. His disagreement is with them, but I hope that he agrees that clause 18 does nothing at all to change sovereignty. In fact, Henry Smith, who asked about a written constitution, got further than anybody else in raising the key question about sovereignty that the hon. Gentleman's Government are pretending to solve while, in fact, doing nothing of the sort.