» Tuesday, June 5, 2007

EU Veto on Home Affairs

Asked if the Prime Minister intended to give up the veto on justice, the PMOS said that firstly this was not Europe week, that would be in two weeks time. Secondly, in terms of the overall issue our position has been that we would retain control of our law and order policy and that is what we will do. Asked if the Prime Minister would accept a time limiting op out, the PMOS said that he would not get involved in the detailed discussions two weeks ahead of the EU Summit or hypothetical and speculative territory. The basic principle was that we retain control. Put to the PMOS that the Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee thought it should be a matter for hot discussion, the PMOS said he did not think page two of the Daily Telegraph qualified as a matter of hot discussion.

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