LETTER: US, not Europe, is the big threat

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Sir: What sets Britain apart from the other EU members is a difference of historical experience in the Second World War.

We suffered a great deal from the blitz, but the sufferings of the people on mainland Europe were enormous - not only bombing but also great battles fought and occupation for years by enemy armies. The political will that this should never happen again is very strong.

Britain, on the other hand, came out of the war with an attitude of triumphant self-righteousness, fighting under the banner of freedom, implying that we were much wiser in not following other European countries that went Fascist before the war. Had we been beaten in the First World War and had the Versailles Treaty conditions imposed on us, we too would have gone that same way.

JOHN D WADDINGTON

Huddersfield

West Yorkshire

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