Thanks to Kelvin Hopkins for his excellent piece on the EU (M Star 13 February).
Kelvin asks why some Tories are against EU membership when it is a neoliberal regime in the interests of big business.
I wonder whether the answer is that the power of nationhood can be stronger, in the immediate term, than class interests.
Traditionally, when liberation movements fight for independence they join forces with all those who seek the same goal, whatever their political position (except fascists).
Once independence has been achieved, the real political agenda can be fought over without foreign interference.
Most readers of the Star will hold very different views to, for example, the right-wing Eurosceptic John Redwood.
But without real independence the British people will be powerless to settle those differences. We will just have to do whatever the EU rulers tell us to.
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