LETTER: ‘Please don’t join up with Farage, Johnson and Gove’

My old friend Frank Lindsell as usual tells an interesting story. Quite what the relevance to the current debate I am not sure.

His accounts of relatives wartime exploits can be matched by most people over the age of 80. But we have to think about the here and now.

His accounts of relatives wartime exploits can be matched by most people over the age of 80. But we have to think about the here and now.

During the first half of the twentieth century something in the region of 50 million people lost their lives. Two wars between the great powers.

After those wars our leaders did what they thought was vital to all our interests. That was to try to create a European community of nations. Does anyone wish to return to a Europe of conflict with the dangers that may bring?


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Frank Lindsell wants to create “an ever greater Britain”. Well it is a bit too late for that. Our car industry is dominated by Japan and Germany, India now owns Jaguar/Rover once so proudly British. Where are our shipyards, our coal mines, indeed any heavy industry at all. Tata Steel look likely to stay in the UK. Only after being given help from the Government. We still have great workers but we lack good leaders and investors who are willing to put money into long term projects. What will change if we leave?

If we do leave the EU we will have to remain somehow in the “market”. That means cap in hand to every other European Nation asking for some sort of special relationship. Anyone who has been involved in selling to other countries knows that it is difficult. We cannot afford to take the risks.

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The EU needs to change but we can only change it from inside. We need to be more pro-active in finding partners to share common objectives to create a better community for all the people.

I can think of nothing worse than joining up with Farage, Johnson and Gove. Please do not do so.

FRANK BOWLES

Ely

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