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FREE MOVEMENT IS EVIL

By Pete Moore On April 25th, 2019

We know that the free movement of people across the EU has had terrible effects. At home it has forced the wages of the working class below where they would otherwise be, crowded British children out of schools, forced up the price of housing and put massive strain on the a state health system which is hopelessly out of its depth. But that’s just what we can see at home. It’s also a disaster for the countries that people leave.

The Guardian: Romanian hospitals in crisis as emigration takes its toll

“Thousands of doctors and nurses have left Romania in past decade, leading to dire staff shortages”

Read it and weep. I commend it particularly to EU jihadists, who like to think themselves good people. Thanks to free movement, rich Western countries have strip-mined poorer countries, lie Romania, of its medical professions. I think that countries like the UK should train their own staff, and that Romanian doctors and nurses should be where they are desperately needed – in Romania.

12 Responses to “FREE MOVEMENT IS EVIL”

  1. Never worry Pete. When free movement is curtailed and the ‘Euro jihadists’ stop coming those doctor and nursing spaces will be filled by candidates from Africa and Asia.

    Britain will be fine.

  2. // At home it has forced the wages of the working class below where they would otherwise be,

    Thanks to free movement, rich Western countries have strip-mined poorer countries, lie Romania, of its medical professions.//

    You seem to think the problem starts and ends at the EU level.

    It’s also no different at the national level. When unemployed workers in, say, N. England followed conservative advice and “got on their bikes” to find work where work existed, they were suppressing the wages of the working class in S. England.

    And when engineers and doctors etc move from the 3rd to the 1st world, as millions of them do, the brain drain is an irreplaceable loss to the country that educated them in the hope they would in time contribute something back.

    It’s all part of the free market, something that people here used to praise and promote in living memory of a 5-yr-old.

    But that was before the UK’s relationship to the EU became critical and when a lot of cherished principles had to be quickly turned on their head.

  3. Noel –

    Imposed immigration and imposed costs on the taxpayer are the antithesis of the free market. Your 5 year old will have recalled that.

    Inviting someone into your kitchen for a cuppa is civil society. Making me take them into my kitchen is illiberal.

  4. Labour’s not a commodity to be freely bought and sold Pete? I thought you didn’t believe in Government interference in the market?

    Aren’t those who are working also taxpayers?

  5. This is what Paul means…..

    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CsmX6Rh82Ts/XLuEfJsNmQI/AAAAAAAAGz4/21ob_kJr_eYFGQcP5YoGfsdmfXa-iTK4wCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-20190420-WA0007.jpg

  6. Sorry, what was that Allan?

    http://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/shipman-harold.htm

  7. https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/661899/NHS-recruitment-crisis-three-quarters-doctors-struck-off-from-abroad

    A Freedom of Information Act request showed that, of 460 doctors banned from practising in that period, 330 (72 per cent) trained abroad.

    They include a Ghanaian neurosurgeon who pretended he had removed a patient’s brain tumour and an Italian-trained GP who failed to spot that a heavily pregnant woman – who later died – had pneumonia.

    The largest number of foreign doctors struck off came from India, followed by Pakistan and Nigeria.

    A third of NHS doctors were trained overseas.

    The ‘Italian-trained’ doctor was Nigerian. Wonderful

  8. Paul McMahon,
    //Sorry, what was that Allan?//

    Brilliant Paul.

    Here’s Allan’s favourite medical professional

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Mengele

  9. //Imposed immigration and imposed costs on the taxpayer are the antithesis of the free market.//

    Yes, but just don’t pretend you care about the working class. Migration or immigration have the same effect on wages, just as moving something from Devon to Essex or from Dahomy to Essex increases choice and supply and brings down local prices.

  10. There has been ups and downs for all regarding Free Movement. But what I object to is that those responsible here in the UK did not properly assess the negative impact of such a policy and, to this day, do not apply the EU rules regarding it. Either they were ignorant or, reckless in their duty.

  11. But Noel, I do care about my compatriots, working class or otherwise. It seems we can strike sick Romanians from the list of people you care about.

    Moving something from Devon to Essex can increase wages. It depends on why that something is moving. Wages increased in towns throughout the industrial revolution, even though millions of people made the move from the land. That’s because they moved in response to technological change and productivity increases. Increasing productivity equals higher wages.

    But we know that the importation of millions of of people from Europe was not done for the same reason. We know it was done to keep wages down, and we know that British productivity has been stagnant in great part because of it.

  12. Actually overwhelming evidence suggest that immigrants increase productivity. They tend to move to the areas were their skill-set will be most valuable, thus increasing the productivity of the local area.

    British productivity has been stagnant. The only reason it isn’t in decline is because of immigrants.