Letter: That EU `tax plan'

Sir: The new German Foreign Minister, Joschka Fischer, has the merit of being more honest than most of his EU counterparts. He is prepared to state openly, what most of us suspected, that the ultimate goal of the EU is full political union.So why should the Germans be insulted, (report, 26 November), by the suggestions that Oskar Lafontaine, the Finance Minister, "poses the greatest threat to Britain's independence since 1945" when that is the declared aim?

GERRY HANSON

Iver Heath, Bucks

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