Letter: Tory vote on euro

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Sir: I find the Tories' obsession with the "loss of sovereignty" involved in the euro quite bizarre. For the real "loss of sovereignty" they should turn their attention to the growing power of multinational companies and their manipulation of politicians and the World Trade Organisation.

In the past three years, we have seen the global warming conference effectively scuppered by the pressure of oil companies on the US Congress and a ban on advertising tobacco undermined by lobbying from the motor racing industry. We have been forced to accept genetically modified soya against the wishes of the vast majority of people in this country.

When we have no right to determine what goes into our food and cannot take effective action to protect our environment, the issue of loss of sovereignty on currency looks small indeed.