Letter: EU dictatorship doomed to fail

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The Independent Online
Sir: When Britain and the other European powers were the only world powers, this country's principal foreign policy objective was the maintenance of a balance of power in Europe by throwing its weight against whatever power threatened to attain overwhelming superiority.

Today the European powers have lost their role as guiding forces in world affairs. In future only by pooling our sovereignty can we hope to maintain our influence in the world. This has to be the ultimate purpose of the European Union.

P MURTAGH

London SW16

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