Sorry for my letter

I WISH to retract the views I expressed on January 8 and apologise sincerely to my wife, daughters and family. My letter addressed the 2011 National Census and the matter of immigration.

I had promised my family that I would not write any more such letters to The Press and I thought that my letter would be acceptable and seen for what it was supposed to be.

I was trying to show the concerns and dangers in any Government allowing unrestricted large-scale immigration into their country, regardless of where the immigrants were coming from. I clearly failed miserably in my aim. I have disappointed and let down my family, who hold different views to me, and for this I say a big ‘sorry’.

Many other people read my letter as being disagreeable and for this again I apologise. I was not trying to single out any race, creed, religion, colour or nation. There needs to be another way of tackling the topic of immigration.

David Quarrie, Lynden Way, Holgate, York.

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12:24pm Wed 16 Jan 13

capt spaulding says...

Anyone daring to criticise immigration is immediateley branded a racist.

It matters not that our infastructure, schools, housing, medical facilites, transport, prisons and welfare etc etc are creaking at the seams.

Just dont mention IMMIGRATION.
Anyone daring to criticise immigration is immediateley branded a racist. It matters not that our infastructure, schools, housing, medical facilites, transport, prisons and welfare etc etc are creaking at the seams. Just dont mention IMMIGRATION. capt spaulding

1:38pm Wed 16 Jan 13

ColdAsChristmas says...

No, we need to discuss this and many other important issues.
If it can't be discussed in the Press letter pages for general debate then we are in trouble.
You are a long time dead, so say what you have to and let all views be represented.
Time will always tell who was right and who was wrong and hopefully the Press will allow us to report that too.
No, we need to discuss this and many other important issues. If it can't be discussed in the Press letter pages for general debate then we are in trouble. You are a long time dead, so say what you have to and let all views be represented. Time will always tell who was right and who was wrong and hopefully the Press will allow us to report that too. ColdAsChristmas

10:02pm Wed 16 Jan 13

old_geezer says...

Good for Mr Q, whose views I do NOT share, but sympathise with him about the ill-considered nature of much debate. You can be concerned about immigration without being xenophobic or racist, about Palestinians without being antisemitic, etc. The prevalent instant reflex of "Oh, if you say this, you must think, or approve of, something horrendous" not only trivialises issues but impedes compromise and resolution.
Good for Mr Q, whose views I do NOT share, but sympathise with him about the ill-considered nature of much debate. You can be concerned about immigration without being xenophobic or racist, about Palestinians without being antisemitic, etc. The prevalent instant reflex of "Oh, if you say this, you must think, or approve of, something horrendous" not only trivialises issues but impedes compromise and resolution. old_geezer

11:24pm Wed 16 Jan 13

who2believe says...

A curates egg Mr Quarrie.
A curates egg Mr Quarrie. who2believe

7:08pm Fri 18 Jan 13

last of the mandms says...

Never mind Dave maybe the comments crowd will get your next attempt at being ironic.
Never mind Dave maybe the comments crowd will get your next attempt at being ironic. last of the mandms

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