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Brexit could save us money overall

Published 04/02/2016

Martin McGuinness (News, February 2) warned the Assembly about the potential loss of €2.5bn to the Northern Ireland economy in Common Agricultural Policy payments over the 2014-2020 period if we leave the EU.

I'm sure he already understands - just as well as I do - that the United Kingdom puts considerably more into EU coffers than it receives back, so if we pulled out of the EU there is the potential for such payments to rise, not fall.

Perhaps if our politicians presented all the facts rather than the ones that suit their selfish political purpose we'd have a little more respect for them.

It is, of course, a rhetorical question.

STEVE LAIRD

Belfast

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