Letters to Editors
Letter to The Times: Juncker's Sneak Attack
As sent 15 April 2015
Sir, European Commission President Juncker will do all that he can to ensure that the EU stays on its present course of "ever closer union," even if it means interfering in national elections.read more...
Letter to The Telegraph - EU cash demand is a double benefit for Brussels
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).read more...
Letter to the EDP: Why is the Tory message not getting through?
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.read more...
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.read more...
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).read more...
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.read more...
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.read more...
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.read more...
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.read more...
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.read more...