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Social Dimension Of The European Community

EDM number 143 in 1989-90, proposed by Jimmy Wray on 05/12/1989.

That this House reluctantly concludes that Her Majesty's Government opposes the European Community Social Charter because it does not care about the ordinary people of this country, whether consumers or workers; believes that the argument that social rights cost jobs is not only false but revealing, because first, countries supporting the Social Charter had, in general, a much better employment record during the 1980s than Britain and, second, because such argument implies that the only way to create jobs is by denying workers their rights to a civilised treatment by employers or the state; regrets such philistine attitudes; calls on members of the public to support Members and MEPs who believe that Europe has a future only if the Europeans see their dignity protected from the abuse of powerful financial and business interests, and if they find real respect from those in political authority; and demands that the Prime Minister and her Cabinet colleagues cease to misrepresent the efforts to create a more socially just Europe.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs.

James Wray05/12/1989Glasgow ProvanProposed
John McAllion05/12/1989Dundee EastSigned
Alan Meale05/12/1989MansfieldSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie05/12/1989Glasgow, PollokSigned
George Galloway05/12/1989Glasgow HillheadSigned
Terry Patchett06/12/1989Barnsley EastSigned
Joyce Quin06/12/1989Gateshead EastSigned
Roland Boyes06/12/1989Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Keith Bradley06/12/1989Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Richard Caborn06/12/1989Sheffield CentralSigned
Frank Cook06/12/1989Stockton NorthSigned
John Cummings06/12/1989EasingtonSigned
Harry Barnes06/12/1989North East DerbyshireSigned
Gerry Steinberg06/12/1989Durham, City ofSigned
Alice Mahon07/12/1989HalifaxSigned
Win Griffiths07/12/1989BridgendSigned
Harry Cohen07/12/1989LeytonSigned
Jeff Rooker11/12/1989Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Eric Illsley11/12/1989Barnsley CentralSigned
Tom Cox11/12/1989TootingSigned
Andrew Faulds12/12/1989Warley EastSigned
Kenneth Eastham13/12/1989Manchester, BlackleySigned
Peter Pike14/12/1989BurnleySigned
Chris Smith14/12/1989Islington South & FinsburySigned
Terry Lewis18/12/1989WorsleySigned
Jack Thompson21/12/1989WansbeckSigned
Diane Abbott11/01/1990Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Tommy Graham18/01/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned

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