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Hague's line attacked

WILLIAM HAGUE'S strategy for winning votes in the European elections by attacking European Commission fraud was criticised by Sir Edward Heath as being too Eurosceptic .

In The Independent today he attacks Mr Hague for dismissing the threat from two former Tory MEPs who have formed the breakaway Pro-European Conservative Party, warning the party leader he could be driving "swathes of moderate Conservative voters away ... such an approach would turn the Conservatives into an irrelevance". Sir Edward also welcomes the appointment of Romano Prodi as President of the European Commission, 24 hours after he was attacked by leading Tories for raising the prospect of a common European army.

Edward Heath,

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