LETTER: Feeling the pinch too?

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Money talks, but not to us, the average person in the street.

European Union out mavericks, such as Peter Cruddas, Paul Sykes and Stuart Wheeler, are in speaking for themselves and not their companies, while investing millions of pounds of their own money in exiting the EU. Doesn’t that say it all, in a nutshell?

What is their motivation? What’s in it for them personally or are they avoiding the perceived impacts of EU legislation, avoiding tax? Have they not benefited from European partnerships, treaties and deals?

What’s more concerning though is the inclusion of hedge funds and their influence.

Taking just one area of the European Market, money, former MEP Liberal Democrat Sharon Bowles, a supporter of Worthing business, put in years of dedication, expertise and commitment to promote a better life for Great Britain.

She achieved a great deal; on financial legislation, terms and conditions for faulty products, internet and distance selling.

Have you ever wondered where the safeguards on buying over the internet came from?

Sharon pushed further to improve insurance terms, tackling unfair advertising, bank charges, cheaper phone charges and roaming fees and many other issues we take for granted today.

Europe has introduced many specific measures to prevent us being charged too much or help you get your money back.

It still needs to be more efficient and effective but it works for us.

Hazel Thorpe

Liberal Democrat Worthing West parliamentary spokesperson

High Street


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