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Thursday, 14 December, 2000, 11:20 GMT
10 December 2000
On Breakfast with Frost this morning the Foreign Secretary said negotiations in Nice had proved a great success for Britain. He said that, although a final Treaty had not yet been agreed, he was optimistic that it would and that all the key objectives Britain arrived with would be safeguarded in that Treaty. " We set out those red lines nine months ago, establishing that we could not accept majority voting on tax, on social security or a number of other areas, we've kept those red lines, they've not been breached. We look like winning", he said.

However, the Shadow Home Secretary, Ann Widdecombe said that Britain was constantly on the back foot, "very little has been going well out there", she said. She also condemned plans for making the morning after pill easily available from chemists, without a prescription.

Also on the programme, the Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Edward George, talked about interest rates and inflation, and Northern Ireland's First Minister, David Trimble, discussed the progress of the peace process and President Clinton's forthcoming visit to Belfast.


Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Robin Cook MP

Shadow Home Secretary, Ann Widdecombe MP

Northern Ireland's First Minister, David Trimble MP

Governor of the Bank of England, Eddie George

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