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Stirlin

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'The noisy conversation over Channel crossings has been at the forefront of the political imagination for the last year, emblazoned on government lecterns. But that is dwarfed by the numbers of people making the UK their home perfectly legally'

Good article from Ms Kuenssberg


 
'The noisy conversation over Channel crossings has been at the forefront of the political imagination for the last year, emblazoned on government lecterns. But that is dwarfed by the numbers of people making the UK their home perfectly legally'

Good article from Ms Kuenssberg


She should know, observing that her grandfather was the very eminent Dr Ekkehard von Kuenssberg CBE

Jack
 
During the last few years I have often been a patient at Royal Berks Hospital Reading.
My treatment has always been first class.
Staff are well qualified and friendly.
However not many of the staff are British.
Without well qualified foreign staff our NHS could not run and the country would be up Sh!t creek.
We well need these wonderful people for many years to come.
We also need to start training far more UK citizens to fulfill positions.
In the RN we used to have a scheme called "Return of Service" This meant those who completed expensive RN courses had to sign on for a certain number of years or pay a fee to leave early.

I put the idea to my local MP that this was something the government should consider for health service staff.

Completely free training but with a contract to complete a number of years within the NHS.
This number would of course depend on the cost of the training.
For a Doctor ten years would not be an unreasonable period.
The payback fee for leaving early would reduce as it got closer to the end of contract.
This would be far better for NHS staff than having to pay back student loans and I believe would be welcomed by most practitioners.

Will it happen?
Probably not by the short sighted politicians of the political parties we have in the UK
 
My son did his medical training at the Royal Berks. He managed to get in before students paying for tuition became a thing. I personally think all nhs staff should be given free training and in return commit to a return of service.

This could also apply to later specialisation training. I am sure the recruitment numbers would increase and thereby reduce staff shortages. The increase in doctors numbers would surely follow on and create a well staffed nhs able to deliver for patients who are really getting a raw deal at the moment.

Whilst there is not a bottomless pit of funding for the nhs surely some could be found, as the knock on savings made by not having to use agency staff at inflated rates, would pay for itself once some breathing space had been made.
 
According to the stats being given out by the BBC on Friday the number of illegal immigrants reaching our borders via the small boats is miniscule compared with all the other ways but that doesn't mean they can be ignored because the small boats contain all the people who would rather not like us to know they're here. Getting rounded up and held in hotels is just a minor inconvenience they have to endure while the home office decides if their excuse for arriving illegally trumps the reason why they should not be returned whence they came.
One of the largest groups of legal immigrants was university students coming the UK who are allowed to bring nearest and dearest for support who then forget to go home when their degree course finishes.
Our borders aren't so much porous but riddled with ruddy great holes.
 
I just do not see the need for "students" to bring family over to support during a degree or post grad course. I do not see an option for my daughter to ask any of us to go to Spain with her for her Erasmus course.

This is an easy loophole to close as a starter for 10. Similarly Foreign Uni drop outs should be deported asap.

What grips my.................. is the way opposition parties blade the current govt over housebuilding, schools places, GP appointments etc but do not support immigration controls. Its not rocket science to work out that around 700,000 new people every year will need housing on top of the current homeless issues. Its a new city every year for goodness sake!

Same with the furlough scheme. Both Labour and SNP insisting it should have been continued but now blaming the govt for the massive debt we have.

The Tories are far from squeaky clean but 450 billion on Furlough is a pretty big number.
 
I just do not see the need for "students" to bring family over to support during a degree or post grad course. I do not see an option for my daughter to ask any of us to go to Spain with her for her Erasmus course.

This is an easy loophole to close as a starter for 10. Similarly Foreign Uni drop outs should be deported asap.

What grips my.................. is the way opposition parties blade the current govt over housebuilding, schools places, GP appointments etc but do not support immigration controls. Its not rocket science to work out that around 700,000 new people every year will need housing on top of the current homeless issues. Its a new city every year for goodness sake!

Same with the furlough scheme. Both Labour and SNP insisting it should have been continued but now blaming the govt for the massive debt we have.

The Tories are far from squeaky clean but 450 billion on Furlough is a pretty big number.
A lot of "foreign" students are studying in "bogus" Uni's and not even going to lectures, and thats the issue, sign on to study and then go and work for uncle "Ali". There were a few of these colleges in Cambridge not far from where I work, one was a tiny place, no bigger that a corner shop but the website was very impressive. There was a clampdown and they were closed, but didn't stop the queue of foreigners at the door.
 

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