Is there anything more despicable and sickening than the brazen hypocrisy of the bleeding heart lefties and fake conservatives? Our new Home Secretary Sajid Javid has just announced that he will ease immigration rules in order to help the National Health Service, which appears to be at breaking point.
I have a few problems with this.
First off, there’s the issue of the NHS being burdened by too many people. It’s called "health tourism." This year, The Mail on Sunday exposed huge sums of money being lost by the NHS as a result of treating foreign patients who didn’t pay up.
There’s also the Health Tourism Gap, where the UK pays out £565 million more than EU nations send for us to take care of their nationals.
Combine this with hundreds of thousands of extra people being added to our population every year, and the NHS is understandably at breaking point. Our population is growing exponentially, not just through immigration but also through childbirth. Our inner cities are booming and our NHS just can’t cope. We need to solve the demand problem, and not just focus on supply.
My second issue is that instead of importing more people who are either becoming instant citizens, or on their way to becoming citizens, we should be investing in our own talent. Four years ago, it was reported that 80,000 British students were being tuned down for nursing courses every year, while the NHS continued to import thousand of abroad.
The reasoning is simple:
It’s just cheaper to import people who have already been trained. It doesn’t matter whether their training has been as strict as it would have been in the UK, and it doesn’t matter if they speak very good English. They’re cheap, so that’s why they were imported.
We currently have more than 86,000 NHS posts vacant. Imagine if for all those years we had ben training the 80,000 per year who were being denied. The NHS wouldn’t be in anywhere near as much trouble as it is now.
Finally, I must also express my concern for developing nations themselves. They are producing doctors, nurses, and professionals – and instead of allowing these countries to develop and nurture their own talent, we’re stealing them. This is worse than the colonialism the left complains about. This is the stealing of truly important resources that developing nations need to lift themselves up out of poverty.
I’m sorry, but I don’t think dumping our second-hand clothes and some food handouts in these countries is a fair swap for all their talented professionals. This is criminal, it is despicable, and it is wrong.
It’s time we nurtured our own talent, gave our young something to work towards, and allowed developing nations to pull themselves out of poverty.