Public staff must speak lingo – Boris
ALL people working in public services should be able to speak English, Boris Johnson has said.
The London mayor said it was “completely wrong” if people could not make themselves understood in English to NHS staff.
Mr Johnson said failing to learn English was a “wasted opportunity” for immigrants and it was a “great shame” that not everyone took steps to master the language.
His comments came after UKIP leader Nigel Farage claimed there is a problem with foreign GPs not speaking good English despite all NHS doctors having to pass a language test.
Speaking on LBC Radio, Mr Johnson said: “I think everybody in London, everybody who comes to work in our economy, should be able to speak English.”