Letter: MEPs against racism

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The Independent Online
Sir: It is rather surprising that Glyn Ford, MEP, does not know the difference between MPs and MEPs. Colin Brown's article ('EC 'will extend role to race relations' ', 29 April) on the EC and race relations, referred to the former, while Mr Ford's letter (4 May) referred to the supposed views of the latter.

For the record, all Conservative MEPs are on the Prime Minister's side in the Maastricht debate. Moreover, it was a Conservative MEP, Christopher Beazley, who was responsible for introducing one of the key points in the European Parliament's recent resolution on race relations, advocating that all member states introduce anti-race discrimination laws similar to the UK's Race Relations Act.

Yours faithfully,

CHRISTOPHER PROUT

Leader of the Conservatives in

the European Parliament

Brussels

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