Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Letter: VOICE OF THE NORTH - Recognising Our Differences Shouldn't Stop Us Celebrating Our Shared History

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Letter: VOICE OF THE NORTH - Recognising Our Differences Shouldn't Stop Us Celebrating Our Shared History

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Byline: PAUL SMITH

I FELT refreshed on Saturday to read Gillian Swanson's passionate call for reasoned and constructive debate on the matter of Britain's membership of the European Union (Voice of the North, June 7). She is surely correct in stating that the issue is one that transcends party politics and class, and that "personal mud slinging" is not acceptable.

This is, of course, the same Gillian Swanson whose recent contribution to Voice of the North was to label British politicians as guilty of sedition and invoke ancient treason laws for their punishment. Since it is agreed that debate must be constructive, perhaps the time has come for Ms Swanson to rethink her position.

I support the United Kingdom's membership of the EU. Although the EU is not perfect, it is an institution that is committed to economic progress and, at the same time, committed to protecting consumers and employees. EU legislation, which we Britons have helped formulate and approve, has been the driving force behind the protection of individuals from being ripped off, sacked or discriminated against. …

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