Letter: European tax union is bound to follow from a single currency

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Sir: I received the Referendum Party circular the other day. I was struck, as I am with most Euro-sceptic addresses, by the apparently casual use of "the United Kingdom", "this country" or "Britain" when discussing a possible distancing of ourselves from (the rest of) Europe.

Surely they cannot imagine that Scotland and Wales would follow England out? They do quite well out of Europe, and the usual threat of having their legislature in another country won't work - they have had that situation for centuries.

Whatever one's views on EU membership or development, it has to be assumed that saying goodbye to one union means saying goodbye to the other.


Wallington, Surrey