Nigel Farage: doctors and nurses who don’t speak good English should be fired

Nigel Farage has called for the mass sacking from the National Health Service of doctors and nurses who do not have a good command of the English language.

The Ukip leader suggested it was “scandalous” that the health service was recruiting from abroad due to a lack of UK-trained staff and said it was natural that people in this country wanted to live alongside those who speak the same language.

Asked if he wanted to “winnow out” those who could not speak English, he told Sky News’ Murnaghan show: “Of course. Don’t we want to live in a country where we speak the same language?

“And isn’t it scandalous, isn’t it scandalous, that we’re not training enough nurses and doctors in our own country?

“And I don’t know about you, if you’ve ever been to a GP that didn’t speak very good English, it’s something people out there are talking about.

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  • mauser 98

    there will be more of a public outrage/catawollering over this Farage statement than for beheading of soldier Lee Rigby

  • David Murrell

    Of course, we can all agree with Mr

    • There have been extreme instances in Britain and they have not been isolated instances, it is those I believe he refers to.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    What Mr. Farage is referring to are the medical errors that arise from misunderstanding a foreign-born doctor whose English is flawed.

    • tom_billesley

      There’s never a difficulty in funding translators for the conversations between immigrants and immigration officers, police, lawyers and courts, housing and welfare officers and NHS doctors. Not for English speaking NHS patients though.

  • The Goat

    I just want the girls at Timmie’s to understand my order.

  • cmh

    he’s totally right in my opinion. we have the same bullshit here in canada. between the french and the immigrants very few seem to speak clear, educated english.

  • ed

    report just out showing thousands of sexual assaults and rapes inside the nhs hospitals ,this was unknown in the uk up to 1999 , third world staff third world service !