Migrants who have permission to be in the UK are avoiding seeking vital medical treatment for fear of being arrested, a charity has warned.Really? How many are we talking about?
Doctors of the World said the vast majority (83 per cent) of the patients it spoke to for its annual survey had no access to the NHS.Hmmm, that’s…not quite the same thing, is it?
So…how many are we talking about? I’ll keep repeating it until I get an answer.
Although more than half (57.5 per cent) of the people attending its clinic in Bethnal Green, east London, were foreign nationals who did not have permission to reside in the UK, the charity said that on average patients had already been living in the country for six-and-a-half years, illustrating that they are not so-called health tourists travelling to the UK for the purpose of free medical treatment.Oh. Right. Apples and oran… No, not even that. Apples and orang-utans…!
FFS! No permission to reside here, yet residing here (often for more than 6 years), and that somehow doesn’t make them ‘benefit tourists’, according to this idiot.
Leigh Daynes, executive director of Doctors of the World UK, said: “The failure to ensure equitable access to healthcare across Europe is this century’s hidden public health time bomb. Austerity, poverty and exclusion risk robbing an entire generation of healthy, productive lives across a continent that undervalues the benefits of universal healthcare. European states must recognise and address this.”Oh, take the sex & travel option, doc! We’re through listening to you open borders types whinge for us to take in every sickly waif & stray in the Third World at the expense of our own citizens.