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Reader believes Brexit lies and mistruths

I am impelled to reply to Ashley Smith (Letters, October 30) who rants about the EU and then goes on to repeat lies and mistruths he chose to believe.

For instance – our environmental credentials have improved since we joined the EU. We had to clean up our act and not pump raw sewage onto beaches, etc. Extinction Rebellion has nothing to do with this and is aimed at saving the planet.

The EU is more environmentally friendly than the UK could hope to be. Coal power stations closed in Germany, for instance, the country achieving 90% renewable energy.

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