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Leaving the EU will make Brits happier; letters.

HERE'S another reason why we should have a referendum to leave the EU - the UK is rated as the worst place to live in Europe.

Sky-high bills, bad weather, work till you drop and die early... no wonder Britain is bottom.

Researchers compared 10 countries on subjects from prices at the tills to life expectancy and Britain came rock bottom for quality of life.

A separate survey found just five per cent of Brits classed themselves as happy, with more than one in 10 keen to move abroad.

UK has the highest grocery bills at pounds 145.30, pounds 20 more than the European average.

We pay more for fuel than in Europe. While we have among the highest incomes, workers get the fewest holidays, 28 days on average.

This compares with an average 33.5 days and far less than the 39 the Spanish enjoy.

In a poll of 2000 people, 12 per cent were considering emigrating while 59 per cent were worried about the "broken society" highlighted by riots in August this year.

The Top 10 countries: 1st France, 2nd Spain, 3rd Italy, 4th Netherlands, 5th Germany, 6th Denmark, 7th Poland, 8th Sweden, 9th Ireland.

10th UK.

Bring the UK out of the EU and we would fare a lot better in the world markets.

John Bevan, Buttermere Close, Binley.
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Oct 7, 2011
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