Selfish society

Dan Arnott (Letters, 19 June) asks – rhetorically presumably – whether I am going to welcome the immigrants from the Med to my house and pay for all their needs.

He sums up in just a few words what’s wrong with our selfish society.

If we all helped a little bit, the burden on the few who do already help would be lessened. It’s very simple.

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Most of the immigrants are coming to Europe because their lives are awful.

Of course I agree that we can’t open the gates to every single person who wants to come here, but as humans we have a responsibility to help desperate people.

Angela Innes