Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 22 July 2014

We must be firm on immigration

IT is a fallacy to imagine that right-wing groups consist entirely of mindless thugs.

They are without doubt over-represented within these movements, but a growing number of citizens take the legitimate route and vote for right-wing politicians as a way of protesting at the number of immigrants moving into European countries.

Immigration does have negative effects. There are immigrants who have made significant contributions, but this is dependent on proper controls and vetting.

Europe must make a bold statement of policy and stick to it.

JOHN HUGHES

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