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Refugee P

by | 2nd, March 2004

‘OF course, if this influx of talent were making its way to the UK instead of Hollywood, we would call them asylum seekers or refugees and demand that they be sent home.

‘Is there a doctor in the house?’

As the Express leads the campaign to demonise anyone of immigrant stock, the Independent this morning tells of the 44,443 people from outside the EU who swamped our National Health System last year a 27-fold increase since 1993.

These are, of course, the people who fill ‘every role in the health service from doctors and nurses to pharmacists, radiographers and occupational therapists’.

‘They are,’ says the Indy, ‘of all colours, all backgrounds and from all points of the globe.

‘Some come for love, some for money, some for a better life, but

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