Amen to that

Date: Friday 22nd December 2017

Sir, It was the turn of Ross Brewster to comment on a vexing EU controversy (Herald, 9th December).

What he said was probably true. But — and there is a but — what we pay annually in “subs” to the EU far outstrips any gains from those “cash backs” from Brussels to help farmers.

EU grants are simply funded by our own cash, sparingly returned with provisos, minus the bureaucratic “deduction”. Senseless, isn’t it?

Happy Christmas and New Year, plus eventual freedom from interference from abroad. Amen to that. Yours etc,


River House, Wetheral.