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August 17, 2016

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August 17, 2016

Here is one huge advantage [among many others] of Brexit. To explain it I will pose a question. Foreign doctors who want to work in the UK obviously need to speak good English. Yes, I know, you wouldn't think so!  Now; there are two distinct sets of foreign doctors we deal with, EU doctors and Non EU doctors. That's all, no other distinction is made apropos country of origin, EU or Non EU. Now, one of these groups of clinicians, seeking to practice medicine in this country, need to sit an English exam here that includes complex medical terms and this test is overseen by a Govt medical body. The other group just need a certificate proving they have reasonable conversational English. So, the EU group that includes Bulgaria, Poland, Rumania et al versus the Non EU group that includes the USA, Australia, Canada et al. So which needs to sit the exam and which doesn't? Well you obviously guessed correctly, any US doctor, any Australian, New Zealand, Canadian or indeed any non EU doctor with English as their mother tongue need to sit an exam here to prove they understand English medical terminology. Stanislaw from plane, Dimitri from Greece, Igor from Bulgaria are not required to do so, indeed the British medical authorities are explicitly not allowed to test them. A Polish surgeon was recently sacked by a uk hospital after 8 yes eight years of colleagues being unable to understand him. Another EU country surgeon was suspended after he could only point at the surgical instruments he wanted as he didn't know what they were called in English. There are so many more dreadful examples of patient safety breaches due to doctors from EU countries working here with an inadequate command of English medical terms. At least post Brexit THAT nonsensical situation will cease and not before time!!!!

August 17, 2016

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August 17, 2016

David true ,my oldest granddaughter works in a doctors surgery in Manchester has for 3 years or so and is telling stories of doctors who on the locum list that when they arrive at the surgery are interviewed by the senior partner and sent on their way ,( virtually no English ) I thought it was just a north west problem ,now I see its nationwide .

August 18, 2016

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August 18, 2016

It is becoming worldwide now Bob, all down to the equality rules our dear braindead EU rulers advocate. It is their way of getting rid of their native loonies onto us civilised but dumb Brits, who do not wish to rock the boat (their never ending gravy train...) A bit of WW3 "Us v the EU" would not go amiss, if only we could afford the troops...

August 21, 2016

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August 21, 2016

Tom you are espousing the very thing that the establishment want the masses to believe, ie; we cannot afford the armed forces. In a short phrase what utter bollox, you can rest assured if the money is needed for hostilities it will appear MAGICALLY. The trap we must not fall into, is the pacifist Corbyn one, rest assured that if this IDIOT gets into power the country will become the lapdog of a different super power. I personally think that the UK need to power up the armed forces as well as all our other services. There is a lot of  under handed dealings going on around the world and tooling up is needed. Out of the EU, we are still part of Europe like it or not. our only, or not, so saving grace is we are separated by the channel, we are therefore isolated, it is in our interest to remain part of N.A.T.O. Let us hope that sanity prevails and the left of the labour party sees Corbyn for what he really is a communist leaning socialist, at this stage  it is not the party members that win elections it is the VOTERS. It is time to wake this country up to what is happening.

August 22, 2016

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August 22, 2016

Bob I must agree with you ,FECK get in touch with Guinness book of records ,BUT  Corbyn forgets the only way his type of politics was imposed on the masses was by having an armed forces in the millions ,USSR,China,North Korea to name a few . The way I see it is if you have a big stick no one is going to mess with you unless they want a bloody nose,that means a mixed level of response either with boots on te ground or ( God forbid ) Nuclear . Peace has to be paid for ,a strong conventional military as we had in our day and a nuclear caperbility , at the moment the new threat to the world is the spread of Radical Islam , and at the moment all they want to do is kill each other Syria,Turkey ,Egypt to name a few . So Mister Corbyn your pacifist way of politics doesn't work and trying to talk to these threats to our way of life must be eradicated as they do not listen to reason and means that we have a strong armed forces

August 22, 2016

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August 22, 2016

Bob, I did not say we cannot afford the military, I was talking about our hand ringing loons who DO think we can do without them,,, after all, I did my time, and did it pretty well too, in the khaki...

August 22, 2016

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August 22, 2016

sorry to misconstrue your post Tom, I just took it from your last line saying if only  we could afford the troops. keep smiling.

August 23, 2016

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August 23, 2016

Grovel accepted !!!!!!!! I may have confused your comment in my eagerness to moan about the dreamers on t'other side of the ENGLISH channel....They always plead poverty, hoping we jump in to get them out of the muck....


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