‘Let London solve its own problems’

TALK about repeating past mistakes (‘Homeless influx could put a strain on local services’, Observer, July 13). Will we never learn?

No wonder Britain never solves its problems if it goes round in circles. St Leonards is crummy enough as it is without opening its doors to more of London’s paupers, a socially disastrous practice which had, I imagined, ceased decades ago.

Don’t dump more on us. It makes no sense in any case to export Croydon’s social problems to a town notorious for its acute economic deprivation and zero employment opportunities.

Let London solve its own, largely self-inflicted problems: overcrowding, over-large families and excessive immigration.

It is well set to become the slum capital of Europe.

GEORGE MOLES

Stockleigh Road

St Leonards