Letter: Does this situation really make sense?

You report last week the arrest of five illegal workers at two well-known restaurants and a convenience store, all of whom would appear to have overstayed their visa limits.

Is it not odd that on the one hand we have the five illegal workers, note, workers actually doing a job that quite possibly local people don’t want to do anyway, and on the other hand the country is on the cusp of being flooded by unknown numbers of Romanians and Bulgarians attracted by the prospect of high wages and social security benefits, all because the EU tells us that we must open our doors to them, and our own leaders are too weak to say “No.”

Am I alone is thinking that the law is an ass?

peter spiegl

Orchard Way, 
Easton-on-the-Hill