Integration has worked well in Britain

It's with a real state of being fed up with people's hysteria that forcec my return to writing to you.

Thursday, 24th March 2016, 6:02 am
Updated Thursday, 24th March 2016, 6:07 am

For decades since the 1940s, people have searched for a reason to blame someone for their own fears, whipped up and instigated by a few, but given credence by a media in search of sensationalism and the sale of newspapers.

In the 1940s it was the Jews who were supposedly taking over the world, never mind Britain.

Fear spread by the Germans in the Second World War, agitated by Moseley in Britain, which most didn’t believe but nonetheless caused a fear factor.

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In the 1950s, the scare stories were about the Irish and Polish, same reason, they were here to take over this country.

They were here to take our work, our women and our wealth.

In the 1960s it was people from the Caribbean, same supposition, taking our jobs and taking over this country.

In the 1970s and 80s it was the Pakistanis and Indians, same fear.

In the 1990s we were told all Asians were here to take over Britain, we were overrun.

Now today in the 21st century we continue with the fear and hysteria that somehow we are being out numbered and the immigrants will take over Britain.

In more than 70 years, believe it or not, this country has prospered in culture and life, those we have feared have contributed to this country in work and paying their taxes, just like the rest of us.

The integration has worked well. No take overs, no wars.

One would have thought we would have worked it out by now, the fear isn’t and has never been a real factor.

Fear spreads hysteria which in turn places a doubt in our own ability to reason, as we fear for our own security.

If the 1930s-40s taught us anything as a nation, it taught us togetherness is far better than isolation.

Paul Colk

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