Doctor shreds Nigel Farage for calling medical association a “disgrace” for Brexit warning

Nigel Farage has once again let his mouth get the better of him and once again been utterly destroyed by someone who knows what they’re talking about.

This time the subject was the NHS. Responding to the news that the British Medical Association have warned that a no-deal Brexit will be “catastrophe” for NHS and increase risk, Farage ranted on Twitter about “project fear” and then called the BMA an “absolute disgrace”.

But Doctor Rachel Clarke was not taking that lying down. In an astonishing Twitter thread, she systematically shredded Farage’s claims, using a series of devastating facts and data. It really does have to be read to be believed and enjoyed.

Despite nearly 20 000 retweets and over 3 impressions in 48 hours, surprise, surprise Farage is still yet to respond or offer to invite the good doctor onto his show to discuss Brexit.

We wonder why?

43 replies

  1. Fantastic takedown of Farage. But also beautiful homage to the difficult and distressing work you do. He has no concept of this in his privileged and blind world. Thank you.

  2. Ouch… That had to hurt Mr Farage (well it would if you were human… I’m not entirely convinced). Well and truly owned on that one though eh… and so far you’ve not summoned up the courage to reply. Kinda says it all.

  3. Why does anyone listen to this pond scum anyway? He’s a nobody who is still drawing money as an MEP while undermining it.

  4. Well I think the NHS is Totally,. Totally brilliant,the envy ofthe world deserves every compliment heaped on it. Thank you all xx

        • Well said I am full of praise for our hard working NHS staff. Wish I could say the same about those in politics, they must be the most useless self serving individuals ever I now feel totally disenfranchised by all their shenanigans.

  5. Wonderful. Good on Dr Rachel Clarke! Racist bigot Farriarse who takes an MEP salary for doing nothing needs to be exposed for what he is.

  6. It’s amazing how a small minded , pig of a man , that speaks nothing but lies , and never turns up for work ( apart from on lbc, where he can peddle more lies) has so many people still that believe him !!

    • His contract with LBC is coming to an end. His friend Steve Bannon is behind his return. He probably needs money and hopes he’s going to get a knighthood. The problem being he can’t spout his rubbish as he’s been found out. Tommy Robinson and his mob will probably be along side him.

  7. Thank you Dr. Rachel Clarke for putting that evil lying person Nigel Farage in his place. You are a human being doing a fantastic job he is not. I normally look for the good in people but in his case I honestly can’t find any. The most annoying thing is that he has enough money to go to private health care and pull the ladder up. Please don’t lose faith and carry on with the wonderful work you do for the NHS. As a Scot living in Scotland I do hope and pray that our English cousins come to their senses and kick Brexit out the door.

  8. So why are other EU countries facing the same problems with shortages…they all racist too? Maybe a mass influx of unskilled labor has swelled your populations without bringing in an equal amount of needed skills like doctors, and rather than going to any EU country doctors would rather go to the US where they can get paid AND not live in fear of grooming gangs or acid attacks?

  9. Well Done ,well said Dr Clarke
    As an Irish Citizen Mr Farage and Co have also potentially wrecked all Peace deals on This Island and we could be looking at a hard Border between Nth and Sth.
    I would Think that the British People were sold a Bus Load of Lies,equally your younger Generations now find themselves looking at the prospect of having no Travel Freedom in Europe
    The Old Saying you can’t unscramble scrambled Eggs is very Apt with the Brexit Campaigners ,England is a Powerful Nation again,Thanks to The Help ans Resources Supplied by Eutope After the War.
    Please for so Many Peoples Sakes especially the elderly and Sick would somebody please be as Brave As Rachel Clarke.

    • Yes give us dignity of dying….please as we the older generation are your so called down fall of a very selfish generation(you)
      Go and show this to your gran, if you dare.

  10. Totally agree with Dr.Clarke We were sold a LIE can’t believe how gullable people were ‘pig in a poke ‘ comes to mind

  11. I owe my life, in great part, to two immigrants, Howard Florey, an Australian, and Ernst Chain, a German Jew. They led the team that developed Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin into a life saving drug treatment. I am not alone in owing this debt.

  12. We were a sinking ship, before Brexit.
    Overloaded by mass immigration, wanting hand outs….Take those out of the country, and nurses (foreign) would not be required.
    A daughter who has left, the n.h.s.after 23 yrs
    of specialising in diabetes and growth hormone in children, that was 10 yrs ago..She wanted no part of it. Doctors who thought they were god’s, and still do….the older generation who wish to die with dignity….and do not want to take valuable hospital beds.

    • We are NOT “overloaded by mass immigration, wanting hand outs”, please check your facts.
      EU migrants to the UK are net contributors to GDP – they contribute more per capita in taxes than UK citizens.
      The effect of the departure of EU health care staff, as Dr Clarke has detailed, is to continue and increase the struggle of the NHS to deliver safe health care.

  13. Further, our country’s dependence on immigrant skilled labour is really just theft. The UK government refuses to raise taxes to pay for enough local people to be trained as e.g. Nurses, Doctors etc. So we entice trained people from overseas to come here and serve us. Thus the UK profits from the money they, or more often their country has spent on their education.

  14. The understanding of brexit is so complex that truly how many people can genuinely make a wise decision? People are making decisions which appeal to their emotions. Many don’t enjoy socializing with different cultures and really getting to know the people and having fun with them. There is a lack of respect. Even people who describe themselves as religious are often intolerant not accepting LGBT and believing we don’t share the same God. I hope the young people lead the way for this country. My only hope.

  15. I suppose Tony Blair & the Present Government aren’t to blame then, looking at all your comments on here directed to one man who had nothing to do with getting the NHS into the state it is today. Farage didn’t impose any of the cuts, the Governments did. If we leave the EU then maybe we will have more money to spend on the NHS instead of paying it to Europe.

  16. Oh dear Robert! You seem to be the one person who still believes things written on the side of buses! The nhs relies on the expertise and abilities bought to it by staff who have come to this country. It is just a basic fact. Farage nothing more than a tin-pot fascist, appealing to the very basest human instincts. An opportunist, exploiting the wreckage of 10 years of austerity – offering hatred as a quick fix to the desperate. It’s an easy destructive trick, that’s been tried many times before, and it never ends well.

  17. There is a reason why Farage has failed repeatedly in his attempts to be at Westminster
    He has failed in Europe – I am embarrassed to listen to the accusations levied at him by the members of the European Parliament
    It appears that he only attends there, in order to avoid something eg a long march !!
    But it is not funny : he has been funded personally by Banks & others but will not respond to questioning on this .Therefore ,like his friend Trump he has many things to hide

    He clearly believes in the American system for health care & is oblivious to real poverty & food banks etc.
    I believe the British people do care for others but as with all empty vessels Farage makes the most noise

    The resemblance to 1930s & Hitler is terrifying – So come on Britain – We are better than this !!!

  18. Number of nurses applying to begin training in September 2018 have dropped 12% compared to the same time last year, resulting in a total decline of 16,580 since March 2016, the last year students received financial support through the bursary.

  19. The NHS paid out almost £2.2billion compensation claims during 2017 – 2018

    The NHS paid almost £2billion in PFI repayments in 2015 and will have to do the same until 2035. Labour initiative continued by the Tories.

    The NHS is a wonderful establishment and fair play to all those hardworking souls that keep it going. But do not blame Brexit for its inefficiencies, blame all political parties, blame poor and stupid decisions by the NHS trusts.

  20. Oh dear Mark, I think if you read a recent article published by the FT you will find, yes there is some racism as I’m sure there are with UK personnel working overseas, but its more to do with the poor pay and working conditions within the NHS which is the cause of the problem. Rachel Clarke does not mention then 12% drop in nurse training applications in this country because bursaries have been rescinded. This amounts to over 16,000 nurses between March 2016 and Sep 2018 (RCN publication)

  21. Who knows the truth about mass immigration? There are a few who come here to abuse the benefit system which annoys many fueled by the our media. There are many more who come to the UK to do a decent job. in 2016 the Government removed the bursary for any individual wanting to train as a nurse. Since then over 16,500 less people have applied for nurse training. The NHS pays out over £5billion in compensation payments, PFI repayments and payments to Europe via the EHIC system. The FT published an article saying the main reason for overseas workers not wanting to come to the UK is do with poor wages and working conditions.

    These are the facts.

  22. @ Christine Dyson. What an extraordinary lack of context! The so-called ‘mass-immigration’ you refer to, are actually a benefit of the economy and society. Think, just think for a minute: the vast majority of economic migrants have been schooled abroad, and likely to return to their home countries when they retire. The net result of this is that i) your beloved country did not have to pay for any of their basic education and ii) your beloved country will not have to pay anything once they move back. So next time, before sharing your non-sensensical drivel, just think…..

    PS: I am a highly educated individual from abroad, working in the NHS – I did not steal your job, but you could have applied for it and perhaps you might have been sitting in my position. But given your rational(less) argument, I doubt very much you have the intelligence for it…

    PSS: Never claimed any benefits either…

  23. Well done dr Clarke. All your points have the power of veracity and care. He is a one trick pony who always reacts with synthetic angry outrage. Unfortunately this plays effectively to his followers. They will not be influenced by either the truth or compassion but the rest of us are! This is the first time I have done this. I am so happy to support your demolition.

  24. When the boomers have all dropped dead my generation will just put it all back the way it was. This is a spiteful insane waste of time, by a generation who don’t know when to let go and allow the next generation to lead, and who tend to be less openminded and DEFINITELY insanely selfish.
    Would I show my nan this? No need ta. Shes on the internet.she is also from the war generation. They know better than to think this is a good idea for the most part.
    Pity they didn’t instil l more morals in their children, who have become the first generation if elderly to be widely despised rather than respected.
    Thats not because the young are disrespectful generally. Its because respect is earnt. They have for the most part not only failed to earn it but also hold repellent views which only their spoilt entitled peers share.
    No wobder they all think they are right.
    They have repeated the right wing until they believed it. And they call that “thinking”.
    What a joke.

  25. Your comment is insulting. I am 59 and spent my working life trying to make society a better, more tolerant, more cohesive place to live. I have seen communities torn to pieces by the likes of you who see my generation as a means for you to make a quick buck from inheritance. No wonder you can’t wait for us to drop dead so you can line your pockets quicker. For the record, I voted and campaigned (and I am still campaigning) to remain. In a decade or two you may see sense, but by then I will be nearly 80. You and other nasty little Englanders like you have destroyed the rest of my life. My partner is Czech, and I have been living under the shroud of uncertainty about our future lives. If you had any decency whatsoever, you would be doing everything possible to guarantee that we stay in Europe, but lets face it, you don’t give a toss about anyone else do you?

  26. The British Medical Association is a respected body of professionals, while you are… what, exactly?

  27. Please stop blaming things on Brexit – it hasn’t happened yet! If it does and the situation gets worse than it is now then you can blame Brexit – O.K. ?

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