THROUGH the various postal services directives, the European Union (EU) has ripped the limbs off our post office network.

And now, more interference from its latest review, will, in effect, rip the heart out of Royal Mail which provides a vital service to millions across the country, acting as a community hub and ensuring those who are the most vulnerable in society have access to vital services.

These further threats, again in the name of faceless efficiency, are quite simply wrong.

And even more so with such moral issues as the death penalty which deserve to be decided by the general public in a referendum.

Matters of conscience but UKIP does champion democracy.

Where the EU is concerned, there does seem a problem with its strange sense of democracy; however, we’ll keep trying!