For the following reasons
1) The people who work in the NHS are paid to provide the service and we rightly in my opinion don't discriminate on ethnicity
The real question IMHO here is that why when we have x million people unemployed can we not produce more doctor's/nurse's/cleaner's etc to man it.
With regards to the usage by 'foreigners', which camp do they fall into
1) working and living in the UK and paying tax
2) Health care tourists
3) Non tax paying Benefit recipients
Item's 1 & 3 would also apply to the local population
Item 2 would also apply to Non resident brits
So the only real reason IMHO to have an issue with foreigners using it, if you wanted to have an issue would be Items 2 & 3, with Item 3 also applying to local population in the same position.
With item 3 we also have to bear in mind that some people are unable to work and need to be benefit recipients
: --Previous Message--
: There's some ####ing horrible, nasty people
: out there. Where did we go so badly wrong?
: A lot of it is to do with the relentless
: barely concealed racism and hate being
: spewed out by papers like the Sun, Express,
: & Mail.
: I often hear people complaining about
: foreigners using the NHS at our expense; I
: always try to counter that by telling them
: that in my experience it's often foreigners
: that provide the treatment and that we
: wouldn't have an NHS without them.