Economic Growth

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:32 pm on 15th May 2013.

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Photo of Richard Drax Richard Drax Conservative, South Dorset 4:32 pm, 15th May 2013

I will not give way, because I have only a short time left.

France is a basket case. Outside the EU, the economies of the BRIC nations—Brazil, Russia, India and China—and Asia are growing. In the past few days, President Obama has been encouraging our Prime Minister to fix the relationship with the EU. We have been trying to do that for years and years, but we have not succeeded. We joined the common market to trade with Europe and that is the relationship that we need and must have. Finally, this is not about nostalgia, as I think an Opposition Member has said, but about reality.