Let's applaud EU's policies
JAMES Cole (March 14) continues with a tirade against the EU, quoting statistics which are suspect, presenting opinion rather than rational thought, and above all failing to consider the full implications of our withdrawal from the institution.
I think the time has come to stop apportioning blame for our present financial state on the last Labour Government; that he fails to recognise it was the banking sector, originating in the US under a right-wing administration, that created havoc world-wide.
It is the EU that has proposed limiting bankers' bonuses for rewarding those responsible for our plight — a decision rejected by the Tories and UKIP who would rather penalise the poor in our society with savage welfare cuts!
The amount paid by Welsh residents to the EU is surely less than the benefits received in regional funding from Europe?
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Without membership, inward investment is seriously threatened as American spokesmen have implied. Further, quotas, tariffs and even embargoes can be raised against an isolated Britain — independence is a fine concept, but very risky in a global economy.
Its policies have an ethical dimension too, that it wishes to ban beauty products tested on animals with extreme cruelty is leading the way for a more civilised and compassionate society which we should all applaud and support.
David L Davies