What are they seeking asylum from?

READING the letters in this week's Messenger concerning the 105 asylum seekers to be housed at the Amblehurst Hotel poses the question from what are they seeking asylum?

If they are seeking political asylum, are they likely to cause unrest in our own society?

If so, these are the last people we want to welcome. Are they seeking economic asylum? If so, it is not in our interests to provide them with a welfare cushion – we have enough problems with our own residents seeking welfare.

This country already has a population density problem: France, Germany, Spain and Italy have far less population density than the British Isles.

Let these asylum seekers seek asylum in countries with far more space available.

Perhaps the reason that they do not do so is that it is easier to get free health treatment, free housing and free education.

Why stay in your own country and work when you can come to the UK and we will provide it for nothing, if you claim asylum?

It is up to these people to stay in their own countries and change the system rather than running away.

The people who stay are the ones that we should support in their efforts to change undemocratic regimes.

David Olliver, address supplied


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