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w nieznane, który niepokoi twórców i pracownikow przemysłu rozrywkowego. Podpisany pod listem Sir John Sorrell, prezes federacji tego przemysłu, powiedział "Daily Telegraphowi", że nie wolno narażać na szwank sektora, który przynosi brytyjskiej gospodarce 84 miliardy funtów rocznie.
SIR – The EU referendum is the biggest democratic decision of our time, and will have far-reaching consequences for generations to come.
The referendum forces us to look in the mirror and ask ourselves: what kind of nation do we want to be? Are we outward-looking and open to working with others to achieve more? Or do we close ourselves off from our friends and neighbours at a time of increasing global uncertainty?
From the smallest gallery to the biggest blockbuster, many of us have worked on projects that would never have happened without EU funding or collaborating across borders. Britain is not just stronger in the EU, it is more imaginative and creative. Our global creative success would be severely weakened by walking away.
And what would “Out” really mean? Leaving the EU would be a leap into the unknown for millions of people in the UK who work in the creative industries, and for the millions more at home and abroad who benefit from the vibrancy of Britain’s cultural sector.
From the Bard to Bowie, British creativity inspires the world. We believe being part of the EU bolsters Britain’s leading role on the world stage. Let’s not become an outsider shouting from the wings.
SIR – Tony Benn used to remind us that we should constantly ask those who govern us: Where do you get your power from? To whom are you accountable? How can we get rid of you?
The Eurogroup, that informal and unelected body of eurozone finance ministers from which all important EU economic decisions stem, has caused policies to be implemented that continue to condemn several EU countries to penury. Yet it is a body that does not even exist in European law, that has no minutes of its proceedings, and that keeps its deliberations confidential and not to be shared with Europe’s citizenry.
This body neither obtains its power from us, nor is it accountable to us, and we have no democratic means to rid ourselves of it.
Irrespective of economic arguments (which in any case appear finely balanced, as the Chancellor and the Governor of the Bank of England cannot agree whether interest rates will rise or fall in the event of Brexit), if we value our democracy, want to continue to hold politicians to account and be able to remove them should we wish, then the only way to be free from undemocratic EU interference is to ask ourselves those questions of Tony Benn’s, and then vote to leave.
Hay on Wye, Herefordshire
SIR – Lord Darling, the former Chancellor (Business, May 19), says that if Britain left the EU then youth unemployment “would soar”. On the same page a report says that 252,000 more EU workers came here last year, mostly from Spain, Italy and Greece.
If employment prospects in the EU are so rosy, why are young European workers flooding into Britain?