We are not responsible for the rest of the world

PUBLISHED: 16:27 14 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:45 01 June 2010

THE recent article highlighting young refugees joining the Queen s School raises wider concerns over UK Government policy. Any unaccompanied person under the age of 18 coming to the UK is not sent home. Thousands are being sent here for this very reason -

THE recent article highlighting young refugees joining the Queen's School raises wider concerns over UK Government policy.

Any unaccompanied person under the age of 18 coming to the UK is not sent home. Thousands are being sent here for this very reason - 300 alone turned up on the streets of Nottingham last year.

The search for a safe country is understandable but why pass through Greece, Italy and France? The answer to reach the promised land, the UK because it gives the biggest handouts.

Once here they are put into children's homes or foster care, at what cost to the UK taxpayer?

They receive special treatment in schools; one-to-one tuition at the expense of our own children, particularly pertinent when we now hear the Queen's School is already failing local pupils.

The UK is bankrupt. We are paying the highest taxes ever. The Government is borrowing money from the World Bank to survive. We cannot be responsible for the rest of the world.

We are a small island and our resources are already fully committed. Our education system is letting us down, our health service is failing, our social services cannot cope and our infrastructures are under pressure. Ask the workers, the parents, the pensioners.

There must be a curb on our 'open-to-all' policy in order to ensure a safe and stable future for our own children.

JAMES HOWLEY

Boleness Road

Wisbech

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