CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

FOREIGN POLICY – MINISTERS – 7 April 1998

Dr Julian Lewis: Does the Minister recognise the incredulity with which members of my party have observed the Foreign Secretary patting himself on the back for the success of his visit, with typically lickspittle Liberal Democrat support? Does he not recall that his visit was summed up by a leader in The Times in two words – "diplomatic disaster"? Does he not realise that members of all parties in the House, whatever they may say publicly, are secretly relieved – given the contribution that the Foreign Secretary made to that peace process – that he is not involved in the current attempted peace process in Northern Ireland?