Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thank The European Union

I have heard a lot today about this story while driving around the North West, and it is truly appalling. It's the story of the German doctor who killed a patient in the UK because he was doing work he was totally unsuitable for.

What a lot of the media haven't covered is the fact that, thanks to the glorious European Union and its freedom of movement, we (the UK) are not allowed to test the competence to practice or the linguistic abilities of doctors coming here from other EU countries. We can test doctors arriving from outside the EU, such as those from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Zimbabwe, South Africa etc!

I wonder how many other hidden victims of the 'EU project' there are?

2 comments:

The Boiling Frog said...

It never ceases to amaze me how the media (deliberately?)ignore the impact of the EU. It's not as if this problem with the incompetence of EU doctors is a new one:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4642003.stm

Essentially EU rules are being enforced above the safety of our own people. Disgraceful

Gregg's Blog said...

Spot on, and thanks for the link.