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1997 - Mr Major’s Comments on the European Union

Below is the text of Mr Major’s comments on the European Union, made on 22nd April 1997.


PRIME MINISTER:

There is now very clearly exposed a sharp dividing line between the parties on Europe.


I say no to handing more powers to Brussels in a new employment chapter, Mr Blair says yes.


I say no to the extensions of qualified majority voting, Mr Blair says yes.


I say no to new powers to the European Parliament, Mr Blair says yes.


On European control of foreign policy, Mr Blair says maybe, which means yes.