Letter: EU to the rescue

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The Independent Culture
Sir: David Faull and W H White (letters, 5 August) exhibit a grasp of the true European issue such as woefully few other correspondents have shown. When will the British learn that the European project is not just about economics?

The same edition included extensive coverage of the new parental entitlements at work, but only a passing mention of the fact that they derive from European legislation. Most hard-pressed working parents must be welcoming the new arrangements with open arms, as they reduce the power of overbearing employers.

It is issues such as this which would win over the British people in the European debate, not the finer points of the single currency. When it comes to the quality of life, whether it be parenting or the national infrastructure, one only has to cross the Channel to be struck by the far superior provision. I welcome some "interference" from Brussels on such matters.