Former MP, Monklands East
Is not the cry for a referendum on Europe further and compelling evidence that the Prime Minister's Cabinet and party are hopelessly divided? Is not it astonishing that battle is permitted to rage even within the Treasury? Does the Prime Minister support his Chancellor or his Chief Secretary?
On the question of referendums, does the Prime Minister recall saying something to the House on 6 May last year? His exact words were: We are a parliamentary democracy, and I am not in favour of referendums."—[Official Report, 6 May 1993; Vol. 224, c. 284.] Today he expressed scepticism. Is the movement from opposition to scepticism because he is running in front of the anti-Europeans?
If that answer by the Prime Minister is to be construed as ruling out a referendum in the future, can we be assured that every member of his Government will be asked to support it or will be asked to resign?
Former MP for Monklands East
Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 12 May 1994 — Died
Also represented Lanarkshire North
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