RAYMOND Hall cited the expense of moving the European Parliament between Brussels and Strasbourg as reason to leave the EU (Letters, September 26, 'Travelling circus farce').

The reasons for using both Brussels and Strasbourg - related to the original pacific reasons for what eventually developed into the EU - may no longer be relevant, now the formerly belligerent European nations live in peaceful coexistence.

All institutions require regular scrutiny and reform. The Brussels-Strasbourg migration is one necessary reform: a reform the UK will have no ability to affect should it leave the EU. This one aspect of the EU is inadequate reason for the turmoil, soured relations and disunity in the UK brought about by the 2016 referendum, when it is compared with the many very positive aspects of EU membership the UK faces losing.

Robin Le Mare