Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Europe Ignore Wartime Help; Letters

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Europe Ignore Wartime Help; Letters

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I AGREE with Jack Fletcher of Chopwell that there would be no need for Brexit at any cost if what we originally voted for in 1975 under the Labour government was a freetrading Common Market.

At that time there were fewer than 10 countries in the group, as Denmark joined as we did. Since then it has expanded, with vetoes making our contribution weaker.

As for the immigrant case at the end of the war, and for many years after, our generation between 16-25 had to serve in one of the armed services for two years, unless in a crucial occupation. Much of the time was spent in many other parts of the world including Germany.

Many of our servicemen gave their lives so Europe could enjoy peace again.

Immigration was brought in to replace those men doing their service time, this went on for years.

How much should we charge for protecting Europe in the Cold War, including the Berlin Airlift when Germany had no air force or armed forces at all, and saving them in the Second World War. …

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