European Communities (Amendment) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:15 pm on 20th November 2001.

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Photo of Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lord Wallace of Saltaire Liberal Democrat 6:15 pm, 20th November 2001

One could ask other members of this House who are members of the Committee of the Regions. These things are not secret. There seems to be a view that the entire European Union is a conspiracy against Britain which, to my great surprise, the noble Lord, Lord Howell, along with the noble Lords, Lord Tebbit and Lord Stoddart, and others, appears to share. There seems to be a view that somehow there is a great secret plot going. The noble Lord, Lord Pearson of Rannoch, referred to all these secret groups which now meet under the common and foreign security policy.

I am happy to give—