Philip Hammond’s comments on African migrants

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14 August 2015

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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.

 

HANDSEN CHIKOROWE
39 Kilmartin Avenue
London SW16 4RA

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