European Union (Accessions) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:51 pm on 20th December 2005.

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Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Shadow Minister, Foreign Affairs, Deputy Leader, Parliament, Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords 3:51 pm, 20th December 2005

My Lords, I am enjoying—as I do always—the speech of the noble Lord, Lord Thomas. But he suggested that I had moved. No. The European Union moved and those of us who believed in free markets and were against corporate socialism stayed where we were.