Chairman of the European Foundation, Bill Cash MP, criticises Gordon Brown on how "the European Union is able to lecture the House, himself and the United Kingdom, when Lisbon has engendered failure on enterprise, when the stability and growth pact has failed, when unemployment levels have been going inexorably up and when there is massive over-regulation? In the real world, does he not believe that this undemocratic, unaccountable system must be reformed and renegotiated?" (House of Commons, 20 October 2008)