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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:36 am

Zholia Alemi: Foreign doctor checks after fake psychiatrist case

Some 3,000 foreign doctors in the UK are being urgently checked after a woman practised psychiatry for 22 years without any qualifications.

New Zealander Zholia Alemi falsely claimed to have a medical degree from Auckland university when she registered in the UK in the 1995.

But she had actually dropped out of medical school in her first year.

The General Medical Council (GMC) - the doctors' watchdog - has apologised for its "inadequate" checks in the 1990s.

The GMC - which decides whether a doctor is qualified to practise in the UK - said it was sorry for "any risk arising to patients as a result" and that it was confident its current processes are "far stronger".

Alemi was jailed for fraud in October after she faked a dementia patient's will in an attempt to inherit her £1.3m estate.
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-46258687

So there are non-fake medicine (wo)men? :mrgreen:

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Rob Lister » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:59 am

The sad part is that she was probably just as effective as a real psychiatrist.

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Re: The UK thread

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:27 pm

Wasn't sure if this should go in the UK thread or the SJW war thread:


A gigantic advertisement for the new ‘Grinch’ film has been branded “racist” for warning drivers that they are entering south London.
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Alongside the Grinch’s image, a warning reads: “Welcome to south London. This is your last chance to turn around.”


https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.huffingt ... 243e2c77d/

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:28 pm

Fwiw, I am from south london (well, croydon ).

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:41 pm

What is the "ethnic" character od south London?
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Post by Giz » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:56 pm

It's mixed. See graphs of demography here:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnic_groups_in_London

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:08 pm

So which group is the Grinch racist against?

Betcha it's the Irish. 8)
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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:00 am

Oddly, it's not. (Not up here, anyway.) It's the Eastern/Northern Europeans who get the shit. Coming over here, taking our jobs which we don't want to do etc.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:15 am

What we do have is a desperate shortage of housing. You can expect to pay £1300 a month for a one bed flat in London.

https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/ho ... -rents-map
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:32 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:00 am
Oddly, it's not. (Not up here, anyway.) It's the Eastern/Northern Europeans who get the shit. Coming over here, taking our jobs which we don't want to do etc.
Emphasis added.

Dayum. :o

Not greasy, smelly, OR dark.

Maybe they should take your jobs. :P
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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:31 pm

Mrs. Camel works for the government dept. which issues national insurance numbers to immigrants. Being of Jamaican extraction herself, she's very aware of the issues and keeps me informed. There are bigots everywhere but it's the Polish, (long our allies), the Ukrainians and others who are not greasy, smelly or dark who are catching hatred from the less intelligent members of Brit society at the moment.

It's true that some come here fraudulently to claim benefits and free health care, but they're a tiny minority: most come here to work and work bloody hard. Visit an NHS hospital and it's obvious how much we rely on immigrant workers.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:31 pm

The funny thing is, at least here in Chicago if not everywhere in the USA, the Polish "ethnic" community is a conservative force to be reckoned with.

However "Chicago Polish" is also one of these :BigGrin3:

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Grammatron » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:20 pm

Polish are the "Mexicans" of UK. The Eastern-Europeans likely get thrown under the same umbrella, similarly to how South Americans are viewed in the States.

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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:17 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:31 pm
The funny thing is, at least here in Chicago if not everywhere in the USA, the Polish "ethnic" community is a conservative force to be reckoned with.

However "Chicago Polish" is also one of these :BigGrin3:

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I've eaten those, provided by My Polish/Ukrainian friends.

I've had a lot worse!
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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:33 pm

If you want to talk about racism in the UK, Mrs' Camel's car was turned over when visiting her Ukrainian friends in Oldham, a notoriously racist district of Manchester. Irreparable and cost us about a grand.

Fucking lovely bigots in Oldham. Especially as Mrs. Camel was there to perform at a charity concert.
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Witness » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:49 am


More (fun) details in the twitter thread.

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Re: The UK thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:57 am

Here's one from a not necessarily reliable source.

‘Crazy idea’: Sadiq Khan urged to stop Met police’s gun patrols plan (RT)

Synopsis:
Cops want to raid neighborhoods that have a lot of gun crime (which includes but is not exclusively just having them).
Mayor says no.

True?
True, but ... ?
Total bollocks?

Also a UK government question:
Is the mayor of London in effect the non-police commander-in-chief of the police (as it would be in NYC and Chicago).
Or a separate jurisdiction, as in most places in the USA?
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Re: The UK thread

Post by Giz » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:38 pm

AFAIK the mayor, has final authority, via being able to sack and replace the police commissioner.

Looks like in this case, the police are pushing ahead regardless.

"The Metropolitan police have said they would press ahead with plans to allow armed officers to patrol areas with their guns visible and ready to use, in an effort to quell knife crime and violent gangs."
- the Guardian

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Re: The UK thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:36 pm

Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.