CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

EUROPE – OBJECTIVE 1 FUNDING – 20 July 2000

Dr Julian Lewis: Does the Chief Secretary [Andrew Smith] recognise that there is only one objective for the Government on European funding or on anything else, which is to try to con the electorate in 2001 as they conned them in 1997? Is not the reason why they are so desperate to spend their time attacking Opposition policies instead of answering questions about Government policy the fact that they know there are no answers to those questions and that they are preparing to swap Front Benches with the Opposition at the next general election?