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Bill Cash MP responds to Lord Heseltine’s comments

Press release 27/10/09

 
In response to a former Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Heseltine, reportedly telling a private meeting that Mr Cameron's strongly Eurosceptic stance was damaging to British interests, Bill Cash MP said:
 
“Mr. Heseltine has been out of step with the Conservative Party for a very long time with his actions and his statements on this issue. 
 
“It is the Europhile Establishment in the United Kingdom who are both extremist and in the minority. Few right-minded people in this country support the federalist objectives of the current Government. This is what will damage Britain’s interests.
 
“David Cameron is right to call for a referendum on the Lisbon treaty and giving people a say on this important issue would revive Britain’s national interests – not damage it. Furthermore, we must have a referendum on the Lisbon treaty in any event.  
 
“I believe that the leadership’s decision to form a new reformist group with other like-minded parties in the European Parliament is the right approach but bearing in mind we need to reassert the supremacy of our Parliament in relation to European matters.”

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