Tuesday, 20 January 2004
European Presidency: Statements.
John Bruton (Meath, Fine Gael)
I hope I will have the Deputy's help in getting me into a position to do so.
I believe the idea of a European armaments research agency is a good one. Do Members, especially those in Sinn Féin, believe that we can exist in a world without arms or armies? Do Members believe that such a world is about to break out upon us? I am especially surprised that Sinn Féin should advocate such an approach as it is the only political party in this House that has an army. However, it says that European countries should not have armies, but it is all right for it to have one. I do not buy that concept.