Thank you for reminding us (The UK doesn't like foreigners, G2, September 22) that behind the headlines and the slogans there are real lives and suffering. The treatment of asylum seekers is one of the defining issues for this country and for the humanity with which it approaches complex social issues.
Kurt Paulus
Bradford-on-Avon, Wilts

· Rather than Britons carry ID cards, wouldn't it be more appropriate for aliens to wear some distinguishing mark - perhaps a yellow star?
Dr Neil Faulkner
St Albans, Herts

· All those asylum seekers; can't any of them play tennis?
David Wiltshire
Flackwell Heath, Bucks



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