Letter: Messages of the Euro elections

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Sir: Yesterday's Letters column saw two readers expressing their understandable concern that Liberal Democrat voters were confused by the Literal Democrat candidate on the ballot paper in the Devon and East Plymouth European election.

As usual though, the cry is 'Something must be done]' Why don't people just read their ballot papers? Voting is important, and you only have to do it three times in four years. Another 60 seconds spent looking at the ballot paper would have prevented this. The local papers checking their pre-election coverage might have helped.

Why do people bark ''something must be done' rather than use their own heads? It's no wonder we have a nanny state. Most people seem to want one.

Yours etc,


London, N10

15 June