Letter: Media aid for Serbs

Sir: We must of course do all we can to help the refugees fleeing from Kosovo , but I do not believe a land incursion into Kosovo and/or Serbia would be either quick or successful. We need only to look at Northern Ireland to realise that racial, ethnic or religious conflicts cannot be solved by either partition or martial law .

Education is the key. Until all parties realise that they have far more in common than they have dividing them , tensions will always arise . In this instance one of the great forces for good could be the European Union. The carrot of EU membership and the resulting aid packages and trade benefits should be dangled in front of Serbia , on condition that they reverse the ethnic cleansing.