Letter: Wrong questions over Europe

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Sir: It would not be a bad idea for anybody, not just Britain, to be outside a "highly-regulated, centralised, undemocratic and unstable Germanic superstate" - and that goes for the Federal Republic of Germany as well.

Andrew Marr's stab at demonology a la Ridley is not worthy of his otherwise lucid observations ("We're having the wrong arguments", 4 December). The Federal Republic's democratic institutions would not be a bad blueprint for any political entity irrespective of its geographic origin or construction.

JOACHIM TANGEMANN

Englefield Green, Surrey

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