Everyone living in Britain should be able to speak English and councils should drop the “multi-culty” practice of translating information into other languages, Boris Johnson has said.
The Mayor of London said he agreed “passionately” with the suggestion by Nigel Farage, the Leader of the UK Independence Party, that NHS staff ought to have a good command of the English language.
During his monthly LBC Radio phone-in show, Mr Johnson was asked about the remarks by Mr Farage, who at the weekend said he agreed that doctors and nurses who could not speak proper English should be “winnowed out” of the NHS.
“I agree passionately with you,” he told a caller who said he shared Mr Farage’s view. “I am amazed by reports that people cannot make themselves understood when speaking English to people working in the NHS. That is completely wrong.