The right to seek protection

PUBLISHED: 09:36 16 February 2007 | UPDATED: 19:56 01 June 2010

HARRY Nicholls, mentioned his book in his letter last week. Fairy tales are nice, but reality can be quite the opposite. This nation has a history of resentment to people who come to live here. Animosity is directed not only at aliens. British subject

HARRY Nicholls, mentioned "his book" in his letter last week. Fairy tales are nice, but reality can be quite the opposite. This nation has a history of resentment to people who come to live here.

Animosity is directed not only at aliens. British subjects from what were the colonies also come up against prejudice; millions of those people volunteered to defend this country and its empire during the two world wars. They have an absolute right to seek protection, special or otherwise, if they find themselves being discriminated against on grounds of race, colour or religion.

There would have been no need for "race relations people" had this nation been as fair minded as some people think it is.

JAMES ELLIOTT

Elliott Road

March


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