Wired up for EU

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From Mr R. D. MacLeod

Sir: With regard to Andrew Marshall's problems with Europlugs (20 February), I understand that the European Union wishes to persuade us to change to a standard European plug for domestic circuits. This will apparently mean changing from the ring main system fitted to all buildings at present, to the Continental star system. As we changed to ring main from star for reasons of safety some 30 years ago, this seems a pointless and expensive exercise.

Yours faithfully,


Little Smeaton,

West Yorkshire

23 February