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Philip Hammond’s comments on African migrants

14 August 2015


From Handsen Chikorowe

Sir, — It is astonishing that the Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, said that African migrants were a threat to the British way of life. I am deeply disappointed by such irresponsible and stereotyping comments made by a minister who should be spending time finding a solution to the crisis rather than making stereotyping comments that will not help. They just show that politicians are a vanquished group of people.

There are many Africans living in British, and they have enriched British society — from artists, nurses, sportspeople, and people working in caring professions. Besides that, not all migrants are from Africa, and probably a third of migrants from Africa and the rest might be from Asian countries.

Mr Hammond should apologise unreservedly for undermining the contributions of Africans in British society.


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