Euro Area Crisis: EUC Report — Motion to Take Note

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:59 pm on 21st May 2012.

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Photo of Lord Dobbs Lord Dobbs Conservative 7:59 pm, 21st May 2012

Is it now the policy of the noble Lord's party to support a referendum at some point on Europe? The other day, I heard an interview with his noble friend Lord Mandelson who said that a referendum might be a good idea, although another of his colleagues said, "I wonder what he meant by that". At the end of the day, does the noble Lord want the people to decide our fate and the direction of Europe, or should this still be simply a matter for the political elites?