Sunday, 4 January 2015

Farage excellent on Murnaghan

It was right into NF's strengths, long on policy with no questions on detail or embarassing UKIP candidates and Farage was first class.

Immigrant foreign doctors and nurses who can''t speak English he dodged saying they should be sacked but said they should not have been recruited - very smart and avoided accusations of nastiness.

Yes we should put money into foreign aid for public health, about £2 billion but we should not using the other £19 billion to support corrupt governments at the FCO's behest.

Avoided criticising immigrants but castigated the LibLabCon open borders to EU migrants. Also very smart.

Pointed out how big companies and big landowners (Like W Legge UKIP MEP?) have done very well out of cheap unskilled foreign labour whilst the losers through wage compression have been UK workers and UK youth. So up yours Hampstead Labour political elite.

Supports higher wages, another vote winner.

Good sound bite, our NHS is now the international health service.

The UKIP leader said doctors and nurses who had not mastered the language should not be given jobs in the health service in the first place.
And he added it was "scandalous" that Britain was not training enough doctors and nurses to take up the roles.
In a wide-ranging interview on Sky News' Murnaghan programme, Mr Farage also said UKIP would make cuts in the NHS and pinpointed "middle management" as a key target.
He also said those travelling to the UK would be required to have private medical insurance before being allowed in because "we have allowed the national health service to become the international health service".
When asked by Sky's Dermot Murnaghan if he would "winnow out" all NHS workers who could not "speak English properly".
He replied: "Well of course. Don't we want to live in a country where we speak the same language and isn't it scandalous that we are not training enough nurses and doctors in our own country?
"I don't know about you, whether you have even been to a GP who doesn’t speak very good English, but it's something that people out there are talking about."
It is estimated that around 11% of the 1.3m workers in the NHS are not British born, which means UKIP's plans could potentially see as many as 130,000 sacked from the health service.
Mr Farage said: "If people don't speak English and they are dealing with English-speaking patients surely they shouldn't be employed in the first place."
The UKIP leader said there was no question the cost of the NHS would grow because of the increasing population but added there were clearly savings to be made.
He highlighted the growth of middle management roles, which he said had increased by 48% since 1997 and said he would be giving a series of speeches to lay out UKIP's NHS plans.
Mr Farage also said in it was "unlikely that UKIP would want to be in coalition with anybody" in the event of a hung parliament after May's General Election.
He accused both Labour and the Tories of failing to address the "number one issue" of immigration and said Mr Cameron's offer of a referendum on membership of the EU in 2017 wasn't good enough.
He said Mr Cameron had made it clear he did not like UKIP but said he "tries to sound a little bit like us".
Scandal is that we don't train our own children as doctors and nurse.
Well worth watching.
This was Farage at his best but I fear his weaknesses, detail and choice of sycophants will be exposed in the General Election campaign.

It is a great sadness for me and the many others who have been kicked out of UKIP that we have always supported this agenda but we are not allowed to campaign to save our country. It is narrow party politics at its worst. We need as broad informed group of articulate intelligent people as possible to save our country. Regrettably many UKIP MEPs do not measure up to the standard needed. They are there solely as Farage loyalists.

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