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With the chaotic situation in Calais where French authorities are in a ridiculous position trying to mange thousands of immigrants who are trying to reach the promised land of Britain where the streets are paved with benefits, free healthcare, education and free interpretation services, is it not time Britain changed her totally ineffective immigration system to a points-based one similar to Australia and America?

In those countries immigrants are assessed on their skills, education and work experience and people who are undesirable, with criminal records, or have few skills would not have a hope of getting entry to this overstretched country.

This would ease pressure on other countries that immigrants use as a springboard to gain entry to the UK. But unfortunately, while Britain is still part of the EU we do not have any real hope of change.

Gordon Kennedy

Simpson Square

Perth