From Mr Alex Blatchford SIR – John Gummer (Comment, Mar 11) is wrong to suggest that Catholics should think twice about voting for the UK Independence Party.
It is telling that every single Traditional Catholic (Latin Mass Society, Society of Pius X and sedevacantist) that I have met in the last 18 months believes there are good reasons for voting for UKIP. Such a group should most accurately represent a long-term Catholic view in times of such confusion in the postConciliar Church.
Now, however, after the draft Constitution and the Buttiglione affair, it appears that even the post-Conciliar Vatican is waking up to the nonChristian path of the European Union and has become uncharacteristically quiet on further support for it.
One must pray that all Catholics are able to assess that love for one’s neighbour is not dependant on blind subjugation to a wasteful, corrupt, capitalist, remote pseudo-democracy; and that a charitable, prosperous, independent nation state based on Catholic values provides the best basis for longterm harmony between Britain and continental Europe.
To my knowledge, UKIP stands alone as the best way to achieve this.
Yours faithfully, ALEX BLATCHFORD Billericay, Essex From Mr Paul Grant SIR – John Gummer seems to have taken leave of his senses. Presented with a Constitution that could well lead to Mafia rule within a generation, why would it be neighbourly to accept it either for ourselves or on behalf of our European neighbours?
If we reject the Constitution, or even leave the EU, we will still be Europeans and they will still be our neighbours. Trade, travel and cultural links will continue just as before.
Yours faithfully, PAUL GRANT Twickenham, Middx