Letters to Editors



  • Letter to the EDP: Why is the Tory message not getting through?

    October 2014

    As published 14 October 2014

     

    Sir, Some of the people of Clacton say they voted UKIP because they felt neglected and wanted a change. So they voted for the same person who has been their Conservative MP for the past nine years and has now merely reappeared in different colours.

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  • Letter to The Telegraph - EU cash demand is a double benefit for Brussels

    October 2014

    As published 27 October 2014

     

    Sir - Of course the European Comimssion wants to  boost the propects of UKIP against the Conservatives (Daily Telegraph leader, October 23).

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  • Letter to the Telegraph: Clegg v. Farage – the False Choice on Europe

    As sent 26 March 2014

     

    Sir, Messrs Clegg and Farage would have us believe that the only choice over Europe is to continue as things are and stay in regardless, or leave. This suits both of them but presents an entirely false choice.

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  • Letter to the Financial Times: The EU free movement principle can be changed

    As published 31 January 2014

     

    Sir, You quoted the German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as saying that the free movement of EU citizens "could not be changed or renegotiated" (FT, 19 January).

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  • Letter to the Financial Times: Europe Union’s defence policy is a political project

    As published 4 October 2013

     

    Sir, The discussion on the military capabilities of the European powers (for example, “Syria shows why Europe needs to flex more muscle”, September 25) tends to be confused by advocates of a European security and defence policy, whose main armament is smoke and mirrors.

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  • Letter to the Telegraph - The Snowden Affair

    As sent 4 July 2013

     

    Sir, The Snowden affair has provided a heady brew for outpourings of cant, hypocrisy and hot air from the Left in the European Parliament. It is reminiscent of the similar “Echelon” allegations in 2001 which led to a committee of enquiry. 

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  • Letter to the Times - Geoffrey Van Orden MEP on Europe

    As sent 4 July 2013

     

    Sir, Distinguished historians (Times, 3 July) are backing the Prime Minister’s aim of renegotiating Britain’s EU membership before giving the British people the opportunity to decide whether we stay or leave.

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  • Letter to the Times - The Centre Ground has Shifted

    As published 13 May 2013

     

    Sir, Daniel Finkelstein (Opinion, May 8) should appreciate that views regarded as right-wing some years ago now reflect the views of a majority and should more accurately be described as centrist. The political centre ground on both immigration and Europe has shifted.

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  • Letter to the Telegraph - EU not relevant to Britain's defence concerns

    As sent 23 April 2013

     

    We should be careful not to fall into the trap of confusing our defence interests, in particular our membership of NATO, with our role in the EU (Daily Telegraph, 23 April). For some, the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) is a diversion from NATO commitments, for others it's an excuse to do less. Either way it is unnecessary.

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  • Letter to the EADT - Getting a grip on Immigration

    As sent 26 March 2013

     

    Sir, I have long shared concerns over uncontrolled immigration and have been consistently active on the issue over many years.  Only Conservatives have both the desire and now, more importantly, the power to bring immigration under control - from wherever it comes.

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