Letter: Shame of not providing refuge

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The Independent Online
Sir: According to your map of refugee distribution (29 July), Luxembourg has received more refugees from the former Yugoslavia than has Britain. Our government's attitude is as mean and parsimonious as in other matters affecting overseas aid.

Previous British governments helped to bring about the present situation in the former Yugoslavia in two ways: first, by helping to overthrow the Regency of Prince Paul in 1941, and second, by ditching the successor government in favour of Tito.

What moral worth has the EC and European union when it puts the rate of VAT before the well- being of hundreds of thousands of fellow Europeans?

Yours faithfully,

U. J. LORING

London, NW8

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