LETTERS in the Advertizer recently have discussed the impact of immigration on housing in the UK.

Mrs Ridge’s declared there had been a population increase of five million since the EU had pushed its boundaries into the Eastern bloc.

The figure was doubted and proof requested to back up the assertion.

Mrs Ridge verified her initial claim with the fact that there had been five million applications to the ‘EU settlement scheme’ – check-mate.

In response in the Advertizer on March 24, Miss Hudson claimed the ‘settlement scheme’ was designed for people already residing in the UK, and this would therefore have no impact.

A conclusion I find a little baffling.

Not only is the impact on past and present, it will likely to be an issue for years to come.

The result of housing shortage has greatly affected the ability of young families to get a foot on the housing ladder.

Those that have managed to do so have been tied into massive debt, for a longer period; far greater than any other families have previously been required to endure.

With no discretionary income to spend or save, I see no positives for the economy as others suggest?

The term Chuckle Brothers economics, previously used in this paper, seems appropriate.

On top of this we still hear of many other economic migrants arriving daily under the cover of refugee status.

Housing isn’t an issue for these as we put them up in our top Hotels?

Simon Japp,