LETTER: Rush to deport desperate people

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Sir: I congratulate The Independent on its willingness to ignore the tidal wave of opinion against refugees and instead highlight the lives of those who are forced to leave their countries. The present culture of hostility towards refugees should be extremely disturbing for a nation that fought against Nazism.

Long before the Holocaust, the Nazis created a culture where it was acceptable to scapegoat Jews, saying that they were taking jobs and benefits, were causing health problems and were responsible for crime. Yet similar accusations are being made now by both media and politicians, with no thoughts for the long-term consequences.

NICK BUXTON

London SW2

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