I was interested to read Ron Dorman's views on the European Union (M Star January 3), having just read the booklet Building an Economy for the People by Manifesto Press.
The booklet also makes the case for changing our relationship with the EU based on a progressive perspective.
It emphasises how difficult it would be to implement a radical economic policy would be under the EU rules and regulations.
This seems to be a point made by Ron Dorman in his letter, too.
The booklet makes some excellent suggestions for moving away from an economy centred on the City and advocates a revival of manufacturing in Britain.
It suggests a role for the state that would make the Con-Dem coalition go pale with fear.
Yet we cannot tolerate a society where people have to rely on food banks to eat and face cuts to vital services in everyday life. And we need the "living" wage.
So yes, let's question whether being in the costly, undemocratic EU is worth it.
We need a referendum on Britain's membership and soon.
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