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WITH regard to recent letters about immigration, I do not care what someone looks like or what they believe in. Provided they do not force their beliefs on others they are welcome.
I also believe that leaving the EU completely would be catastrophic for our country. Immigration is not a matter of race but of practicality.
The UK population is set to hit 80 million in the next few years. For those with a poor grasp of geography, the UK is an island. We are recognised already as being overcrowded.
We are in a double recession, we do not have enough decent employment, we cannot provide enough housing, without imports we cannot feed ourselves, our infrastructure is reaching breaking point, as is our education system, and our health service is beginning to collapse.
The examples of Bulgaria and Romania, like Poland and the Baltic states previously, are examples of foolish EU policy. In allowing countries with poor economies to join with unrestricted access to wealthier states, then uncontrolled immigration is inevitable.
Our circumstances within the EU should allow exemptions, the constant population increase is not sustainable and the quality of life will continue to decline.
Charlie Stone, Southolme Drive, York.