Human Rights (Burma)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:30 pm on 15th June 2005.

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Photo of Julian Lewis Julian Lewis Shadow Minister (Defence) 2:30 pm, 15th June 2005

I have waited many a long year for an opportunity to tell my hon. Friend John Bercow that he is being far too optimistic and sanguine about the European Union; that opportunity has now arrived. The chances of the European Union doing anything effective against Total are minuscule. However, the company is this country's fourth biggest oil supplier. Can my hon. Friend not think of measures that this country could take to hit Total where it hurts—in its pocket? Such measures might prove slightly more effective.