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Douglas Alexander MP, Labour's Shadow Foreign Secretary, has written to William Hague requesting clarification on the Government's position on Europe following the contradictory comments given by Cabinet members.

Douglas Alexander's letter to William Hague

Douglas Alexander MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, said:

“Last night demonstrated that we have got a deeply divided Conservative Party. But the comments that have emerged this morning from the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, seem to confirm that we have a deeply divided government.

“Within a couple of hours of Michael Gove taking to the airwaves this morning promising the repatriation of powers, we have now got the Deputy Prime Minister, his Cabinet colleague, flatly contradicting him and saying there will be no repatriation of powers as part of the Coalition Government’s programme.

“The public deserves better than a Government turning inwards and fighting with each other instead of fighting for British jobs, British investment and British growth.

“This spectacle of an out-of-touch and divided government is undermining the influence Britain has at the European negotiating table which is bad news for millions of British people who desperately want to see a proper plan for growth and jobs.”

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