Waiting for change

First published in Letters by

THE letter from Mr Bloom of February 21 exemplifies the insurmountable hurdle of getting other EU countries to support changes benefiting the UK.

On treaties, article 48TEU states that proposals to amend competencies conferred upon the EU have to be agreed by all members states.

David Cameron’s attempt to repatriate meaningful powers to Westminster have the effect of delaying a referendum which, as things stand, depend on his party winning at the next election.

Perhaps the difficulties of the Euro, the lack of competitiveness in the EU, the suicides, poverty, misery and riots in the southern European countries, coupled with a pan-European growing feeling of disengagement from the high-handed Brussels administration, will see the goalposts move long before we get a shot at a referendum.

Ian Oglesby, High Catton Road, Stamford Bridge, York.

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1:55pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Jonthan says...

Difficulties of the Euro ??? What about the difficulties of the pound?
I am planning a holiday and recently transferred £3000 into Euros at a great rate of exchange. A week later I would have got hundreds less for my money because loss of the tripleA status combined with Osborne's disasterous policies have made the pound worth zilch on the international exchange market. It will remain at the bottom of the heap until there is a change of policy.
Difficulties of the Euro ??? What about the difficulties of the pound? I am planning a holiday and recently transferred £3000 into Euros at a great rate of exchange. A week later I would have got hundreds less for my money because loss of the tripleA status combined with Osborne's disasterous policies have made the pound worth zilch on the international exchange market. It will remain at the bottom of the heap until there is a change of policy. Jonthan
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5:52pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Jam tomorrow says...

I hope you are going on holiday soon because it could flip back any time the way Italy is going. A big part of the problem is the Bank of England coin-clipping the currency with QE.
I hope you are going on holiday soon because it could flip back any time the way Italy is going. A big part of the problem is the Bank of England coin-clipping the currency with QE. Jam tomorrow
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