Letter: Europe's benefits

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Sir: Peter Taylor (letter, 2 June) suggests that those who reject a federal Europe should boycott the 10 June election. He is quite wrong.

MEPs are going to get elected regardless of the turnout, the Parliament is not going to go away, and the federalists will interpret apathy as acceptance.

The large part of our electorate which opposes our membership of a federal Europe, EMU and indeed the EU itself must seize the opportunity to vote for independence. This will do more than send a warning to deceitful politicians.

Electing a group of UK Independence MEPs will give such voters what they conspicuously lack: a voice, not just in the Parliament and committee rooms of Brussels, but also, more importantly, in the British media, particularly the BBC.