Sir - Your Comment "Striking a balance"(Flight International, 18-24 October) mentions the "job exporting" consequences of pro-European/pro-global theories about which we read so regularly.

The conclusion that "...a job is only a job as long as there is an economic case for that job to be done" is cynical and inhuman. What kind of world would it be if millions of highly skilled craftsmen had heeded such a statement when building the cathedrals and castles which have shaped our nations?

All countries must protect their own and their neighbours' employment, even if this means going against today's dominant economic theory of compulsorily thinking "Euro-or-global".

The point is that economic theory serves the person, not the opposite. A job can be a job even if there is no purely economic reason for it. Our lives should not be justified by economics.

Source: Flight International