Safety first

PUBLISHED: 10:26 29 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:54 06 May 2010

SIR, — Your story headlined Broken rules led to £28m banks loss (Herts Advertiser, January 22) reported Herts County Councillor Chris White as saying that the county money should only be invested in EU banks. I suggest that council tax payers do not wan

SIR, - Your story headlined "Broken rules led to £28m banks loss" (Herts Advertiser, January 22) reported Herts County Councillor Chris White as saying that the county money should only be invested in EU banks. I suggest that council tax payers do not want the money to be put in a Bulgarian bank any more than they would have wanted the money put in an Icelandic bank.

The organisation Transparency International rates many EU countries as more corrupt than Third World countries such as Malaysia or Botswana. Our politicians and civil servants now come into close contact with opposite numbers from these rogue EU states. The result has been a devastating fall in standards of conduct in public life in Britain with no real improvement in places such as Bulgaria.

RICHARD DURRANT,

Park Avenue, St Albans.


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