Saira Khan: '£50m to teach immigrants English? They should learn it off their own back'

Saira Khan: '£50m to teach immigrants English? They should learn it off their own back'

Saira Khan says we should give the money to the NHS instead

Friday, March 16, 2018

Saira Khan has said it's nonsense to suggest that we should ploughing billions of pounds into teaching English to immigrants.

Our host was speaking after the Government unveiled a £50m Integrated Communities Strategy, with the aim of helping immigrants with the language.

Speaking on Drive with Eamonn Holmes, Saira said we should "give that money to the National Health Service," as immigrants should want to learn the language themselves with no government help.

"We are now talking third, fourth, fifth-generation Asian people," Saira said. "For years and years I remember thinking 'Why are they translating these brochures into Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi'. Why? They're in this country, they need to speak English.

"If you come into this country and you want to live and work here, it is up to you to learn the language and you should be coming here with money to be able to spend on those services.

"We've got a failing National Health Service in the money. That money should go there."

 

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