Have your say: Can't we just keep cash?
I AM writing with regard to David Hughes, head of office, European Commission Office in Wales and his reply to my letter of October 9, regarding the opening of a series of embassies representing the European Union around the world.
Mr Hughes has failed to convince me and quite a few other members of the public that it is necessary for the European Union to run offices anywhere but in Europe.
With the vast amount of money which cannot be accounted for, a failing currency — the Euro — constant bailouts of Southern European economies and the migration from even previously prosperous countries to the UK, I personally can't see the point of developing other parts of the world to the same poor standard as a lot of European countries.
My advice is to keep our money in the bank and not to waste a single penny on dubious development schemes when we at home aren't exactly living in the lap of luxury.
The problem with Europe is that it constantly seeks to expand its mandate to cover things that are really the responsibility of the National State and in doing so, is exporting failure around the world.
UKIP deputy chairman in Wales
St Thomas, Swansea