Letters: All of this to save £5 on a pair of shoes? Cobblers!

PUBLISHED: 21:00 26 May 2018

Campaigners against the EU in Ipswich. Photograph: Vivien Collins

Campaigners against the EU in Ipswich. Photograph: Vivien Collins

Archant

Is it really worth throwing the country into chaos just to save a fiver on a pair of shoes?

Brexiteers say they want us out of the customs union to strike new trade deals so we can get cheaper footwear. Only problem is, leaving the customs union will be hugely disruptive and costly and the proposed fiver saving is equal to 40 minutes of work for a 25-year old on the minimum wage.

Plus it will destroy shoemaking jobs not just in EU countries like Italy, Spain and Portugal, but also here, in the UK; instead of which they’ll create more jobs in China and Vietnam, and all this so we can save ourselves a fiver.

The same applies to trade deals on food with non-EU countries. British produce will be replaced with the same stuff from thousands of miles away, thereby putting our farmers out of work too.

What patriots BoJo and co all are!

Paul

• Send your letters for publication in The New European via email to letters@theneweuropean.co.uk

MORE: Subscribe to The New European and get a FREE Amazon Echo Dot worth £49.99

MORE: Watch Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler’s barnstorming anti-Brexit speech

MORE: Download the latest episode of The New European podcast for FREE

You've seen the news, now discover the story

The New European is committed to providing in-depth analysis of the Brexit process, its implications and progress as well as celebrating European life.

Try 13 weeks for £13

Become a Supporter

The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.

Find out more

Latest Articles

Most Read

latest issue

ANTI-BREXIT EVENTS

Grassroots anti-Brexit campaigners are keeping up the pressure on politicians as Brexit rumbles on. Here is a list of the events organised across the UK in the coming weeks.

Newsletter Sign Up

The New European weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy