Letter: Tory Eurosecret

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The Independent Online
Sir: So Britain, with fewer than 2 per cent of entitled foreigners, deliberately refuses to tell them they are entitled to vote in the European elections this year ('Foreign voters to lose out in poll for Strasbourg', 29 March). Just a leaflet (in English) to the embassies.

In Luxembourg, where the figure is nearer 30 per cent, every household received a brochure in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and English that gave full registration details. Newspaper publicity was widespread. My local commune even opened its office outside normal hours to make it easier to register.

Is the Conservative Party afraid that these people, who actually know what is happening in Europe, might vote against a party which has repeatedly made Europe the scapegoat for its own policies?

Yours faithfully,



29 March