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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Screwed Up Immigration

We are all familiar with the stereotype of the Indian doctor. But, the unemployed Indian doctor? That's a new one.

At the last count, there were over 6,000 overseas doctors who had come to Britain in the past five years in response to calls by the National Health Service (NHS) for foreign medical staff. But most of them are still unemployed.
Do we doubt that the country could use 6.000 extra doctors, all of who have passed language and competence exams? I certainly don't. So what has gone wrong?
Preference is now given to doctors from the European Union and since its enlargement, a large number of them continue to come here.
So we shun those already here and instead encourage more to come. Somehow I don't find that very logical.

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