Dr Charles Tannock

Member of the European Parliament for London

Visit of Lebanese Prime Minister

Delivered in Plenary - 28th September 2006

Mr President

On a point of order, I wish to protest at the address made by Prime Minister Siniora of Lebanon to the Conference of Presidents yesterday. He made a totally biased, one-sided address and there was no catch-the-eye opportunity to reply to what he said.

It was all stitched up by the political groups fair enough, perhaps. But I would ask the Conference of Presidents, in the interests of fair and balanced reporting, to issue an invitation to the Prime Minister or Foreign Minister of Israel, so that we can hear the other side of the story.