It has always amazed me how refugees, migrants and other …

Comment on Thanks for more ‘us and them’, Ms Macklin and Mr Snowdon by Bob Taylor.

It has always amazed me how refugees, migrants and other non native English speaking people can come to English speaking countries and within a short period of time have their children performing well at school and speaking good English; while at the same time maintaining their own culture and language. Maybe they all have “Tiger Mums”?

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Thanks for more ‘us and them’, Ms Macklin and Mr Snowdon
Great newspaper, web site and forum Erwin.
With the ebb and flow of time various peoples of different tribes, have populated different parts of this world by migrating to unoccupied lands, by conquering the first inhabitants or some form of mutual or forced blending of different tribes. What relates to the present situation is the politics of ownership and/or control. This is playing out throughout the modern world in places such as Scotland, Syria, China and countries that made up the USSR. There is no answer to this problem in forseeable future as it is almost impossible to unscramble the racial mix of the people: the borders and lines on the map or on the ground of the different countries of the world.
“Conquest” A new history of the Modern World by David Day. It is not the answer to the issue being discussed on this forum, but may give readers some interesting background information.


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