Once again Mr Larcey treats us to a page from the Caring Liberals Handbook.
The same old multicultural gobbledegook you can find on any student website and peddled by the BBC every day. (Letters, March 29) It is, of course, a total denial of the historical facts. To read Mr Larcey you would think the invading Romans were welcomed by the Celts and the Belgae. He expects us to believe that the Angles and Saxons arrived on our shores with crowds of Anglo-Romans waving and cheering on every clifftop. And that these same conquerors later welcomed the Vikings as they sailed up our rivers, raping and pillaging. He sees the Normans building castles so that the contented lower classes have homes to aspire to while mumbling some Norman French. These were bloody invasions, Mr Larcey! And although the vast immigration over the past 50 years may have been less violent, the results are equally devastating – the subordination of the indigenous people; the destruction of our culture and way of life; the transformation of our country. Unlike Mr Larcey, I can remember back to before immigration and, yes, my way of life has been changed. But it certainly hasn’t been changed for the better. And for many others it has been a disaster. There is no doubt in my mind that it is now too late to stop the English becoming second-class citizens in their own country, as did the indigenous people all those centuries ago.Yet after all the gabble about what foreigners have done for us and the benefits they bring, the only concrete evidence he can cite is – a TV cookery programme. Somebody pass the chips.
Edward Wheatley, Hunstanton