Letter: Europe: to stay in or to leave

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The Independent Online
Sir: A true debate on Europe is certainly to be welcomed. We should be given a clear choice between an independent Britain defending its national interests against the whole world, or full British participation in a wide, integrated and democratically controlled Europe.

But in the assessment which you make in your leading article ('To be or not to be in Europe?', 2 May), you omit one vital element. The European Union is a unique example of independent nations agreeing - often with bad grace - to be bound by the rule of law in their political and economic relations with one another. Is it for Britain to damage that principle by withdrawal?

Yours faithfully,

ANTHONY MEYER

Policy Director,

European Movement

London, SW1

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