Letter: Euro visions

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Letter: Euro visions

Sir: Ron West (letter, 1 January) seems to accept that Britain must join a larger currency bloc and argues that this should be the US dollar. Not everyone would accept that sterling must be subsumed in another currency but if the choice is between being a senior partner in Europe or an appendage to the USA with roughly the same influence as Puerto Rico, then I would plump for Europe.

As for our similarities with the US, I would be happier if we resembled Europe rather than the US on prison populations, teenage pregnancy rates and levels of drug abuse.

GRAHAM PERKINS

Bromyard, Herefordshire

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