Letters: David Mills, February 14, 2017

Grassroots Out: Wellingborough: MEP Nigel Farage , Peter Bone MP for Wellingborough, Tom Pursglove MP for Corby and East Northants, walkabout in Wellingborough to publicise the Grassroots Out - EU referendum 

Saturday 23 January 2016
Grassroots Out: Wellingborough: MEP Nigel Farage , Peter Bone MP for Wellingborough, Tom Pursglove MP for Corby and East Northants, walkabout in Wellingborough to publicise the Grassroots Out - EU referendum Saturday 23 January 2016
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In response to Mr Lund-Beck’s letter​ (February 3,​ “migration has a high price”) it seems yet again the popular press and probably the like​s​​ ​of Farage have persuaded people like Mr Lund-Beck to believe it is the fault of citizens from t​he EU​​ ​which ​is​ the reason why the NHS ​​and state education are​ not functioning as they should be​.

On the contrary, based on​ ​​the ​government​’s own​ statistics the facts are without ​the ​reliable har​d​working and ​often​ ​well- educated humble “immigrant” services the NHS care of our elderly would​ slide into oblivion. My fellow reader should research and find out how many nurses, carers, doctors, tradesmen, field workers, skilled farm-workers and workers in the catering industries are helping the UK economy to be where it is at the moment whilst​ ​we are ​still in the EU​.​ He should ​find out​ why are we having to go to other EU countries to recruit teachers to teach our children maths, science and physics​.​

​Similarly​ with nurses, doctors and engineers, etc, we​ are still having to recruit from ​the EU and ​other countries. Where are we going to get the the 100,000​-plus​ of ​innovative ​engineers and scientists we need to expand the UK economy and improve​ ​people’s lives ​here and elsewhere?​ It’s an American secret​ (was)​ that 50 per cent of their wealth has been created by innovative hardworking immigrants​.

Does your reader blame immigrants for the UK​​ ​having the 19th highest infant mortality rate​ in the EU​ and, in spite of being one of the richest countries in the world, our state education is at best ​slightly above ​average when compared with many EU and non-EU countries throughout the world. Why and h​ow come we​ Brits​ are failing to​ manage​ ​the care​ of our elderly in the proper manne​r?

It’s a ​government ​fact cheap immigrant labour is​ not that common in the UK​​ (though in countries where we get all our cheap food and clothing from​ labour rates are exploitative​).

​​Foreign citizen labour ​is cheaper​ here​ simply because he or she ​tends to ​produce more in an hour tha​n ​​many​ people born here.​ Still the UK’s productivity lags behind many countries, not just in Europe but in Asia as well.

Chinese/French management and expertise are building a UK nuclear power station – why? ​Maybe because of poor management of our education service we have not trained and motivated enough of our own people to build it? ​​

​But then ​we export private education worth over £5bn​​ ​to Asian countries but cannot manage and get our own state education to a standard which enables ​more of our young to compete for ​​jobs at any level. ​

​Happy to be​​ ​a Brit but would be happier ​if​ we could​ ​​become more European ​rather ​than​ ​​​becoming​ the​ ​ultra ​materialistic​ insular​ non-passport holder​ ​American wh​o​ we have let​ adultera​te​ ​our​ language​ and blight our country with retail parks and fast food outlets.

As I choose to live here I do what I can to improve it instead of moaning!

David Mills, Pyghtle Cottage, Castle Rising