Letter: EU pitfall for Blair

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EU pitfall for Blair

Sir: The case for a referendum on the euro before the next election is even more compelling than your leader (1 March) indicates, as otherwise the election itself will become the referendum.

There are not many other issues of significance dividing the parties and this is one on which the Conservatives have a clear position and which is popular with the public.

At the next election this disappointing government will no longer be able to count on the support of traditional Labour voters like myself and many floating voters will return to their default mode of voting Tory. Thus, without a clear lead in favour of membership of EMU and an early referendum to settle the issue, Tony Blair will become yet another prime minister to fall over the indecisive and ambivalent attitudes of the British to the European Union.


South Creake, Norfolk