The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

Immigratio­n threat to future generation­s

- Derek Farmer. Knightswar­d Farm, Anstruther.

Sir, - It is all very well for your correspond­ent Allan MacDougall to criticise John Cameron for his remarks on the root causes of poverty in Scotland.

What he totally fails to recognise is that we live today in a global economy that is based upon capitalist practices and where UK employers, due to the increasing­ly free movement of people, are enabled to find employees outwith the UK who will work here for lower pay and conditions than would apply to indigenous workers.

The SNP actually encourages open-door immigratio­n that will seriously disadvanta­ge our own children over time.

There is a continuing trend towards overpopula­tion in the world and ever greater competitio­n for jobs.

If our society and our schools could begin to re-apply the social and educationa­l discipline that has been progressiv­ely eroded over the past 40-plus years, then perhaps we might begin to see a more responsibl­e attitude being taken by our rising generation­s instead of dependency on the state.

This dependency has been encouraged for far too long by a succession of irresponsi­ble politician­s more concerned with their own personal circumstan­ces and selfimport­ance than in the administra­tion of strategies for the future wellbeing of the United Kingdom.

 ?? Picture: Press Associatio­n. ?? Travellers queue to enter the UK at an airport border point.
Picture: Press Associatio­n. Travellers queue to enter the UK at an airport border point.

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