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Vital contribution from immigrants
I GET the impression that David Quarrie is biased against all who are not white British (Letters, January 8) and irrespective of circumstances, appears to believe we do not want immigrants here. I defend his right to hold an opinion.
However, we have people here who earned the right to live here because their grandfathers fought and many died fighting for this country, for instance former colonials and Gurkhas. We also have folk here who were kicked out of their own country by Idi Amin, penniless, but with British passports, who integrated and made a contribution. I was treated in physiotherapy by the daughter of such a couple.
Non-whites shed red blood in all the services when we were all in it together against the Nazis, and today, non-white British people fill our hospitals with the care and expertise we could not manage without. So let’s not pretend immigrants have not made a valuable contribution to our way of life.
Finally, Mr Quarrie seeks to panic us about the influx of Bulgarians and Romanians and says the answer to all our prayers is to leave the EU now.
This is a call many people are echoing, but can anyone tell us what the consequences are if we follow this path?
Dennis Barton, Woodthorpe, York.