Major vetoes appointment of new EC president

Title
Major vetoes appointment of new EC president
Genre
News report; Interview; Parliamentary debate
TX Date
28 Jun 1994
Year of production
1994
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Duration
00:03:04
Description
Des Fahy reports on political reaction to UK Prime Minister John Major’s veto of the appointment of Belgian Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene as EC President at a summit in Corfu. Includes Commons speeches by Major on his decision; acting Labour Party leader Margaret Beckett; Kenneth Baker, Conservative; Paddy Ashdown, Liberal Democrats leader; Edward Heath, Conservative. Also interviews with Tory Euro-rebel MP, Bill Cash and Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman David Steel.
Contributors
Edward Heath; David Steel; Kenneth Baker; John Major; Paddy Ashdown; Des Fahy; Margaret Beckett; Bill Cash
Keywords
Politics; Presidents; Europe; Summits (meetings); John Major; Political appointments; EC; Corfu; Jean-Luc Dehaene

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