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A6-0043/2009

Debates :

PV 06/05/2009 - 15
CRE 06/05/2009 - 15

Votes :

PV 07/05/2009 - 9.18
CRE 07/05/2009 - 9.18
Explanations of votes

Texts adopted :

P6_TA(2009)0389

Debates
Thursday, 7 May 2009 - Strasbourg OJ edition

10. Explanations of vote
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- Report: Jo Leinen (A6-0145/2009 )

  Gay Mitchell (PPE-DE ). – Mr President, the Irish people will certainly be very foolish if they follow the sceptical wing of the British Conservative Party. I can assure Mr Hannan that the Irish people will not – and have never – followed the sceptical wing of the British Conservative Party.

Its agenda is not even in the best interests of Britain – it is in the best interests of the Conservative Party. It is a disgrace that a country that gave us Winston Churchill has sent these people to this Parliament to put their own narrow interests before the interests of the British people and the interests of Europe.

It is strange to see these British Conservatives bedfellows of the abstentionist Sinn Fein party, neither of whom have been in this House today or yesterday. They do not turn up to this House. They do not participate in the committees of the House. How they draw their salary and expenses, I do not know, but they told this House that to approve this and other reports was the worst thing to happen in this term, and then they do not even come here to vote. That is an absolute disgrace.

 
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