Lib Dems take populist stance over EU doctors

When you have a group of politicians who actively campaign for ever closer union in Europe, who argue we should embrace free movement of people and labour throughout the EU and who condemn anyone who dissents as being a narrow minded little Englander, or a closet racist, it shows some brass neck to see them complaining about the resulting consequences.

But then, we are talking about the Liberal Democrats, the nasty party of British politics, whose campaigners will pledge whatever you want to hear on your doorstep and say the exact opposite to your neighbour.  So it should come as no surprise that their actions and their public pronouncements are a mass of contradictions.  As the BBC reports:

The Liberal Democrats have called for doctors from other European Union countries working in the UK to be subject to tougher restrictions.

The party has called for exams to root out those with poor language skills and inferior medical training.

But as the article goes on to explain, there are almost 20,000 doctors from the EU qualified to work in the UK and EU regulations designed to encourage the free movement of labour mean they are not subject to the same checks as those from outside.  The very EU regulations the Lib Dems have supported and badgered us to accept.  Now all of a sudden the reality of their European utopia hits home and they rush to the media complaining about how wrong it is.

With the exception of the BNP, there is not a more irritating group of ignorant, deceitful halfwits in the UK political sphere.  There is nothing they will not say to get a vote.

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3 Responses to “Lib Dems take populist stance over EU doctors”

  1. 1 Kenomeat 27/01/2010 at 11:41 pm

    I can’t for the life of me imagine why anyone would vote Lib Dem. Do so many people actually think that continuing mass immigration and loss of national independence are attractive policies? Does Clegg’s conduct over Lisbon make him a fit leader?
    The BBC have decided that Vince Cable is a vote winner which is why they feature him more than any other Lib Dem.

  2. 2 Sinjun 27/01/2010 at 11:46 pm

    Couldn’t agree more. Witness the ridiculous tuition fees debacle: I could be a British citizen whose ancestors are Britons, but if I haven’t resided ‘ordinarily’ in the UK for the last 3 years, I have to pay international fees. Yet, the nephew of a Turk residing in the UK has no such restrictions and may pay ‘home’ fees. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

  3. 3 Mike Spilligan 28/01/2010 at 7:30 am

    The above needed saying and should be repeated as often as possible by as many as possible. People often wonder why the polls show that Labour has a locked-in vote of around 30%, which to me is less of a surprise than the Lib-Dems – the non-party – having a similar, unshifting core of around 20%. For heaven’s sake, why?
    By the way, this is an excellent blog – a favourite for me now.

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