Published in the Daily Telegraph, 24 December 2004
Sir Peter Neilson of UKIP (letter, Dec 23) may be correct in noting that the landlocked member states of the EU do not catch fish, but he neglects the fact that they eat it. If there is a single lesson that the past 25 years have taught us, it is that industries should be regulated in the interests of their consumers, and not only in the interests of the producers.
In both politics and now, it seems, economics, UKIP is hankering after a lost world.
Richard Laming, Director, Federal Union, London SE1