Excerpt from last night’s BBC programme reveals subtle and often entirely unsubtle racism – and warns of what Tory government is pushing the UK back toward
Last night’s BBC programme Our NHS – a Hidden History provided a fascinating and often appalling insight into the racism – sometimes subtle and sometimes anything but – faced by doctors and other health staff arriving in the UK to serve in the NHS in the past. But it also serves as a chilling warning of where the Tories are trying to take this country.
Below is a short excerpt from the programme, which can be viewed in full here.
While many will rightly be horrified at the casual and thorough racism of decades past, they should be just as appalled at the current direction of this country, which is happening almost entirely unchallenged (and often actively fuelled) by the current leadership of the so-called ‘opposition’.
Only last month a Tory hopeful for the job of running the NHS made reducing the number of ‘foreigners’ working in the NHS the core of her pitch for the job – and the very top of the Tory government has been actively fanning the flames of racism, as England’s footballers have exposed and rejected following the recent European football championship.
Last night’s programme was an education – but it must also be a wake-up call.
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