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European Union Bill

Part of Safe Standing (Football Stadia) – in the House of Commons at 7:45 pm on 7th December 2010.

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Photo of Zac Goldsmith Zac Goldsmith Conservative, Richmond Park 7:45 pm, 7th December 2010

I absolutely share my hon. Friend's concerns, and I wish to quote-excuse the pronunciation-Charles, Comte de Talleyrand, who once said of an unknown acquaintance:

"In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily."

By that logic no one can ever accuse Britain of being a flirt, because we have yielded at every single opportunity, as my hon. Friend has just reminded the House. I have just one question for the Minister. What guarantee-not assurance-can he provide that this Bill will prevent such a thing from ever happening again?