If there is to be a rerun of the 1930s we will no more be able to stay out of the EU than we were then
07 December, 2018
• I AM not clear what Stephen Southam is trying to say when he accuses remainers of “failure to anticipate (sic) future agitation by Russia in the Baltic” and of ignoring “the shift to the right in EU legislatures”, (Remainers are ignoring the shift to hard right throughout Europe, November 30).
Does he believe that this country’s departure from the EU will prevent these undesirable developments or is it that our exit will insulate us from them? The first proposition seems nonsense to me.
The second is more plausible but, I believe, wrong. If there is to be a rerun of the 1930s we will no more be able to stay out of it than we were then. I add that the Baltic states are all Nato members and we are not leaving Nato.
Mr Southam repeats his claim that the euro has devastated millions of lives. Some weeks ago you kindly printed a letter from me in which I asked why, if the euro is so bad, four countries have joined it since the 2008 crash and why, in 2015, Greece accepted a harsh bailout which a referendum had voted to reject because if it had not it would have had to leave the euro? I have seen no answer from Mr Southam.
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