SIR - I don't know which newspapers Bruce Macleod is reading about the astronomical financial growth of the EU (Claims for Brexit are Dad's Army gone mad, Craven Herald letters, February 14). The ones I read have statistics showing the EU is on its way to recession and it won't take much to finish off the southern European countries that have been facing bankruptcy for a number of years due to the Euro. Remainers state that leaving without a deal and using World Trading Organisation will be like leaping off the edge of a cliff, (sheer speculation), but that is surely better than clinging to the coat tails of the EU as it plunges into the abyss.

Paul Morley

Ribblesdale Estate

Long Preston