CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

EUROPE – POLITICAL UNION – 16 March 1999

Dr Julian Lewis: How can democratic accountability in the EU possibly survive if certain leading German politicians have their way? Is the right hon. Lady aware that the German Chancellor has stated:

"National sovereignty will soon be a product of the imagination"?

Or that the German Foreign Minister has stated:

"My goal is to turn the EU into an entity under international law"?

Or even that the new German Finance Minister has stated:

"European unification is an absolute must ... The euro is not
European unification, but it is one important step towards this end"?

Does the right hon. Lady accept that, if the 20th century has taught us anything, it is the unwisdom of ignoring the pronouncements of German politicians by pretending that they do not mean what they say?