No more ‘multi-culty’, says Boris Johnson, everyone in Britain should speak English

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.

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  • Hard Little Machine

    I’m not sure they speak English in Cardiff or Northumberland. They say they do but I can’t make sense of it.

    • Heh;)

    • roccolore

      There is a difference between an accent and just plain not willing to speak English. I guarantee you all the welfare offices have forms in 30 languages.

  • truthdareisay

    Hope he is successful in waking the Brits up from a deep slumber! Way to go, Boris!

  • Everyone in England should speak English? The next thing you know they will want everyone in China to speak Chinese.

    • Awfully racist of them!

    • roccolore

      What Chinese? There are Mandarin and Cantonese.

      • Bataviawillem

        Or one of the other 290 languages spoken in China.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    I agree with the speak English part but how come Boris tolerates the criminality?! Boris ought to visit Max Keiser at RT to confirm where he stands on the bailouts. Remember the Libor scandal. Remember the corruption. Boris is involved with the Tory party after all and now wants to most likely join UKIP to escape the sinking ship.

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      That is why people ought to leave the mainstream parties in droves and elect independents and minor party types in droves. UKIP is a pro-Tory party and thus continuing the austerity programs and UKIP is the final straw for neoliberalism before hopefully real parties come in that will fix the debt. Immigration is not as important as restructuring the British economy like Russia had to do after the fall of the Soviet Union. Meaning moving towards state capitalism. More manufacturing and less small businesses are the future.