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" after we leave the EU" can you point me to the EU directive that states the immigration from non-EU countries policy? " speak good English"? We could probably expel a load of English people using this rule too

I'm sick and tired of hearing about this bloody playpark. I am against it period!!! At one time I might have agreed that a playpark maybe, just maybe might a good idea. However I believe all these so-called public consultations are smoke and mirror's by the council.  I believe the council will do whatever they want. So lets rip up all the trees and plant life around the tourist centre and the wall ...

Burkagate
leatash
leatash
2 days ago

Maybe immigration policy needs to change and one of the criteria for gaining access to the UK would be to speak good English maybe it will after we leave the EU and with a bit of luck they will do strict background checks as well.

Lynne
Lynne
2 days ago

Found this from 2016 https://fullfact.org/immigration/immigrants-learning-english/

2 days ago

Why shouldn't speakers of language A speak it amongst themselves? I am sure all those native English speakers who are immigrants to other non English speaking countries speak in English amongst themselves. The issue surely is whether or not immigrants to this country should be able to/be encouraged to be able to, speak the language of the country in which they now live as well as their native ...

burneside
burneside
2 days ago

Well if someone can or will only speak Urdu then they will have a tough time interacting with anybody outside their community.  It doesn't do much for social cohesion if a particular community refuses to speak the local language.

S
S
2 days ago

Because we are in the UK, and English is the national language?  That doesn't answer the question. If I speak Urdu as my first language and the majority of the people I interact with in my community speak Urdu I should speak English so you know what I'm saying? Why is someone speaking a different a problem?

majorp
majorp
2 days ago

@burnside. And that is just the NHS, there is the police, local authorities, Prison service and many more. The total cost is mind boggling.

S
S
2 days ago

NHS spends £23m a year on translators - the NHS spends over 300 million A DAY so £23 million isn't that much out of the budget. Yes that £23 million could be spent elsewhere but we would still translators. You don't know the breakdown of that figure, for examples, how much of that £23 million was spent on UK residents vs tourists vs temporary residents?

Lynne
Lynne
2 days ago

I wouldn't disagree for one moment that if you go to live in another country that learning its language is important. So I think it important that courses should be available for those who have moved to this country whose first language isn't English. Migrants told to learn English upon entering UK face three-year wait ... https://www.independent.co.uk › News › ...