New Forest East

EUROPE – EU REPUTATION – 1 December 1999

Dr Julian Lewis: In support of what my hon. Friend [Sir Ray Whitney] has said about politicians being responsible [for public disillusion with the EU], would he accept that some politicians in the EU are themselves responsible? I have in mind that Neil Kinnock and others felt it necessary to resign as being part of a collective responsibility for corruption, and then felt able to return to office. Surely that creates a cynical view among the British electorate about what is going on?