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MPs celebrate 60th anniversary of the EU… and here’s how many turned up

ONLY a handful of MPs today turned up to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the European Union’s founding treaty.

In a poorly-attended debate, just three MPs spoke as Brussels prepares to remember the signing of the Treaty of Rome later this week.

On Saturday, top eurocrats will mark the 60th anniversary of the agreement between six founding countries to create the European Economic Community, the forerunner of the EU.

But there appeared to be little enthusiasm in Parliament this morning for the bloc’s upcoming celebrations in the wake of last summer’s Brexit vote

The SNP’s Stephen Gethins, who secured the Westminster Hall debate, urged MPs to remember the “unprecedented success” of the EU since the signing of the Treaty of Rome on March 25, 1957

 

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