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 Thomas of Swynnerton Lord Thomas of Swynnerton Crossbench 3:51 pm, 20th December 2005

My Lords, the noble Lord has made a very clear explanation and I understand what he is saying. At all events, I regret that we did not bid to lead Europe in the era of the noble Baroness, Lady Thatcher, and I believe that many continental Europeans regret it too.