EUROPE – EMU & POLITICAL UNION – 22 November 1999

Dr Julian Lewis: In the interests of balance, will the right hon. Gentleman comment on the words not of previous high office-holders of the Conservative party but of the present Prime Minister, who said in the election campaign prior to becoming an hon. Member:

"We'll negotiate a withdrawal from the EEC, which has drained our natural resources and destroyed jobs"?

Am I right in thinking that the Foreign Secretary subscribed to the same manifesto?