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CONDUCT OF THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION AND THE EUROPEAN SINGLE CURRENCY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1361: tabled on 21 May 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House expresses its belief that, whether or not Britain joins the single currency, it is essential for Britain's economic interest that the single-currency is launched successfully; regrets the actions of any honourable Member who mis-represents the nature of EMU in order to undermine the single currency; condemns the recent statement by the Leader of the Opposition that the single currency could lead to a Yugoslavian style war situation; further believes that such an inflammatory statement is inaccurate, irresponsible and, by attempting to destabilise the single currency, actually undermines Britain's economic interests; and calls on him to pay more attention to the advice of the Right honourable Members for Henley and Rushcliffe and the honourable Member for Esher and Walton and to the British public as a whole.

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CONDUCT OF THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION AND THE EUROPEAN SINGLE CURRENCY (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'House' to end and add 'regards Economic and Monetary Union as a devious method of creating a politically unified Europe by stealth; believes that it will undermine the system of free parliamentary democracies on which European peace depends; but takes comfort from the fears of federalist honourable Members that mere speeches by the Leader of the Opposition and other opponents of EMU will be enough to bring it down.'.
Conservative, New Forest East
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EDM 1361A1: tabled on 3 June 1998