UKIP pushing false claims

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The letter from Mr Michael McGough (Guardian, May 1) is typical of the disinformation pushed out by the UK Independence “Party”.

The truth is that on January 1 2002 (the day the Euro entered circulation in the Euro zone countries) the pound was worth 1.64 Euros and it’s now worth 1.22 Euros; these facts can be checked at www.xe.com/currencytables.

Because we didn’t join the Euro, everybody who has savings in pounds Sterling has lost a quarter of their money.

Any company that invests in the UK is buying into a weak currency.

This is offset by the fact that we’re in the EU (which gets the company into a market of over 470 million people) and we speak English (which is spoken by more people in the world than any other European language); that’s all we’ve got to offer.


David Almond,
Rous Road,
Buckhurst Hill.

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11:12am Tue 13 May 14

mdj says...

Is Mr Almond seriously proposing that we should have joined the Euro, which has caused mass unemployment and social unrest across Europe?
Could he please tell us which party he supports, so that we can give it a wide berth?
Even the EU employee Mr Clegg wouldn't dare make such a statement in public.
Is Mr Almond seriously proposing that we should have joined the Euro, which has caused mass unemployment and social unrest across Europe? Could he please tell us which party he supports, so that we can give it a wide berth? Even the EU employee Mr Clegg wouldn't dare make such a statement in public. mdj
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1:56pm Fri 16 May 14

Dr D. J. Almond says...

I am not a member of any political party.

At an election, if I consider a candidate to be a fit person to be in a position of political responsibilty, then I vote for that candidate. If i consider none of the candidates to be such a fit person, then I don't vote and I spoil my ballot paper to prevent it from being stolen.
I am not a member of any political party. At an election, if I consider a candidate to be a fit person to be in a position of political responsibilty, then I vote for that candidate. If i consider none of the candidates to be such a fit person, then I don't vote and I spoil my ballot paper to prevent it from being stolen. Dr D. J. Almond
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