Saturday, 6 April 2013


This letter appears in today's Leicester Mercury:
Welfare shake-up is fuelling bad feeling
I am more and more worried about the racism in society today.
A lot of talk on social network sites about the Government's welfare reforms, and their impact on people in the city, contains bad feeling towards immigrants and their families.
I have heard people talking about throwing immigrants on to the streets and denying them help and assistance. This is worrying.
Surely, the Government must be aware of the amount of bad feeling in the country created by its reforms?
These kinds of situations can blow up on the street of our cities.
As for the situation concerning stateless immigrant children dumped on our streets by parents who believe we will not let children starve – don't you believe it. There are thousands of children starving in Britain.
I don't know what the answer is, but I don't think welfare reform is the way to go.
I can only see that hard-working, low-paid families are being put under stress yet again, creating tensions in our communities.
Concerned citizen, address supplied

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