At the same time we displayed a callous disregard for Commonwealth friends whom we had induced to develop single-commodity economies based on supplying us with raw materials and food. Today EFTA is no more and the Commonwealth link is greatly weakened yet we remain an overpopulated island heavily dependent on imported food for survival. Prudence therefoe dictates that, having made our bed, we should lie on it.
In 1975 I voted to leave the EEC before it was too late. Today I would vote to stay in and for a single currency. The federal institutions do, however, need to be made more democratically accountable. The Commission should be made subordinate to the Parliament.
J A Davis
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