A few newspapers have reported about the Middlesborough policy of painting asylum seekers door red.
The Daily Mail likens it to 1930s Germany, but rather than a yellow star it’s the painted doors, and says its like living with apartheid.
Whereas the Guardian is more interested in whether this is an isolated case or they can discover that other local areas are identifying asylum seekers by colouring doors.
What can’t be questioned is that if you start identifying groups in society by their door colour it won’t be conducive to community cohesion. Imagine if your door was painted a certain colour because you’d escaped war torn Syria or Afghanistan and trying to seek asylum in a new country and make a new life for yourself all the neighbourhood, good and bad, could immediately work out who you were.