LETTER: What choice is really offered?

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Much ado about the EU referendum, but it’s little wonder that so many are likely to abstain. What sort of choice does it actually offer?

A choice between Cameron and Merkel and their austerity police on one side and, on the other, little Englanders, xenophobes, and those who would have us cosy up to our ‘friends’ in the USA – friends who drag us into military adventures in the Middle East, then leave us to cope with the resulting refugee crisis alone.

It is true that the EU has been transformed from an economic union into a political one; without any political accountability. Governments of all political colours have granted all power to the unaccountable European Commission, tacking on a toothless fig-leaf called the European Parliament (do excuse the mixed metaphor).

Where is the campaign to scrap the European Commission and replace it with a genuine European Parliament, with real, democratically accountable decision-making powers? Don’t count on any national government to undermine itself by proposing such a thing.

Martin Hillman

and David Ellis

Hawks Road, Hailsham

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