From Mr Peter Bloor SIR In his letter (May 26) Paul Milligan states that the history of humanity has been formed by migration. It is true that all countries were originally inhabited by either immigrants or invaders. However, the concept of indigenous and foreign peoples has existed for many, many years.
Jesus recognised he was with a foreigner when He helped the Canaanite woman. We hear of indigenous tribes abroad, who want nothing to do with westerners as they fear for their way of life. Most of us are sympathetic to their plight. Why then is it seen as being incumbent upon this society to take in anyone who wants to live in Britain? Furthermore, we are often told to dilute or scrap parts of our culture so as not to upset migrants. Why the double standards? It is a basic human right (recognised by the UN) to have a homeland of your own, and to be able to live out your life according to your cultural heritage.
Yours faithfully, PETER BLOOR Birmingham