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European Union Bill

Part of Safe Standing (Football Stadia) – in the House of Commons at 6:18 pm on 7th December 2010.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Liberal Democrat, Westmorland and Lonsdale 6:18 pm, 7th December 2010

That is an honest position at least, which my hon. Friend sets out from a sedentary position. It is vital that we assert our sovereignty in Europe, but it is also vital to understand that one of the reasons why we have seen our sovereignty wane is our pig-headed failure to embrace the EU and take a positive role in shaping its future. It is high time that we moved on from dismal EU constitutional wrangling and focused instead on the issues that really matter.