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Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:58 pm on 16th October 2019.

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Photo of Lord Lilley Lord Lilley Conservative 3:58 pm, 16th October 2019

Theoretically it can, but de facto it cannot. The European Parliament did once sack the whole of the European Commission because of corruption when Madame Cresson appointed her dentist, but then the Commissioners were virtually all reappointed. If that is the noble Baroness’s idea of democratic accountability, I have to tell her that it is one of the reasons I am in favour of getting out.

It is indeed that lack of accountability which makes me—