En­vi­ron­ment not safe in their hands

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Ukraine to join the EU is re­ally up­set­ting the Rus­sians. Are you look­ing for­ward to that war?

My fam­ily fought in two world wars to pre­vent be­ing over­run by a for­eign power. Why is it so lu­di­crous to want to keep our in­de­pen­dence?

With re­gard to the present con­tro­versy con­cern­ing the fund­ing of the vote leave cam­paign, would some­one also ask why the govern­ment was able to use our tax­pay­ers’ money to fund the cam­paign? For heaven’s sake let us sup­port the Prime Min­is­ter, or we shall fight to leave with no deal.

LILY BRENNAN, Hex­ham I take with a pinch of salt the claims from re­main­ers that our en­vi­ron­men­tal and work­ing stan­dards are go­ing to be di­min­ished af­ter Brexit, es­pe­cially as the UK has often been the leader in pro­mot­ing higher stan­dards.

In con­trast, I was ap­palled when I watched the Simon Reeves pro­gramme about the Mediter­ranean coast last week. It showed an area around Alme­ria in Spain, ‘the mar­ket gar­den of Europe’; over 100 square miles of plas­tic cov­ered green­houses, from where many of our ma­jor su­per­mar­kets buy their pro­duce.

Noth­ing wrong so far, but when Simon in­ter­viewed some

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