EU: Reform — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:21 am on 16th May 2013.

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Photo of Lord Dykes Lord Dykes Liberal Democrat 11:21 am, 16th May 2013

I thank my noble friend for that Answer. Bearing in mind the very sad humiliation and setback that the Prime Minister, absent in the USA, suffered yesterday, with a much larger vote than expected, would not the obvious solution, because of agreement by those two, therefore be to assign any negotiations to the Deputy Prime Minister and other Liberal Democrat Ministers in the Cabinet who have excellent relations with other EU member states and who would help to exorcise the Tory demons of xenophobia?