Sir: The modest scale of the 1p proposed increase in the inland first-class letter rate may well divert attention from the parallel increase of 2p in the European rate. Until not so long ago postage to EU member states was the same as the inland rate (26p). This increased to 30p and then, as recently as this October, to 34p. Now it is to rise to 36p. This massive increase is very hard on those of us who take the European idea seriously.
R E BELL