Sir Robert backs PM over Europe

Backing PM: Sir Robert Atkins

Backing PM: Sir Robert Atkins

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Garstang-based North West MEP Sir Robert Atkins has spoken out in favour of Prime Minister David Cameron after the premier’s long-awaited speech on Britain’s future relations with the European Union.

“I am reminded of Margaret Thatcher’s ringing declaration in her famous Bruges speech of 1988 when she said ‘Let me be quite clear – Britain does not dream of some cosy isolated existence on the fringes of the European Union. Our destiny is in Europe as part of the Community’,” said Sir Robert.

“The Prime Minister supports that contention and has offered a reconstruction of our relationship which maintains the strong link and offers both the British people and the other EU member states a sensible way forward.”


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