Letter:Victory for the Eurofighter

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Sir: You suggest (Business comment , 3 September) that the Conservatives' decision to purchase 230 Eurofighters is a product of obsolete defence attitudes. On the contrary: it shows a remarkable grasp of the changed threat and new danger to Britain in the form of New Labour.

The engineers and production workers whose jobs will be saved by the purchase, their dependants and the taxpaying public will by their gallant actions in the polling booths be able to safeguard the prosperity and freedom of Britain for continued enjoyment by the Conservatives. Seldom in the history of political conflict will so much have been owed to so many by so few.

GRANT LEWISON

Richmond, Surrey

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