Tories send advance party to reassure Brussels

The Telegraph reports that shadow Business Secretary Ken Clarke is going to Brussels tomorrow for “secret talks” with members of the European Commission:

Mr Clarke, who will be accompanied by Mark Prisk and John Penrose, junior shadow business ministers, is expected to seek concessions on financial and employment regulations during the meetings, which are not listed on the European Commission’s official diary.

Fiona Hall MEP, Leader of the European Liberal Democrats, said,

The question is what deal will he do? Will he sell out his own beliefs or those of his anti-European colleagues?

and suggested that such secret talks meant that “the Tories have something to hide”.

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3 Comments

  • Andrew Suffield 22nd Feb '10 - 8:11pm

    This is just posturing, isn’t it? Trying to make themselves look relevant in the media. It’s not like the opinion of Brussels is going to make any difference one way or the other.

  • Erm… But what “euromess”? That is a simple myth propagated and propagated by the europhobes until it is believed. (By the way, I am not for euro entry now or then, but for the countries who joined it has been a success, and that should be acknowledged)

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