Time to stand by partners

Andrew Marshall made some good points on how far Britain 'stood alone' in 1940, (Berwick Advertiser, March 3).

Saturday, 12th March 2016, 12:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th March 2016, 09:23 am

I also enjoyed his dream of Berwick following that splendid old film, Passport to Pimlico.

Our MP had talked of leaving the EU and standing alone as in 1940.

However, my argument is that, especially now, 75 years later, no nation stands alone with full control of all its affairs.

All nations make treaties. Every time they do so, they voluntarily give up some of that control. A bit like marriage and civil partnerships, I suppose.

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Since I last wrote, a new factor has emerged. The refugee crisis has grown, and now research suggests that Russia is deliberately exploiting that crisis to further de-stabilise the EU. It suits Russia very well to have the EU divided and weakened.

After Georgia and the Ukraine, what is Russia after next?

This is a good time for Britain to remain in the EU, stand by our partners and help them and ourselves through a rough patch. 1940 again?

Jean Watts

Berwick-upon-Tweed