People's Vote campaigner Femi Oluwole: EU citizens are ‘propping up the NHS’

People's Vote campaigner Femi Oluwole: EU citizens are ‘propping up the NHS’

Femi Oluwole, Our Future, Our Choice co-founder speaks to talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer about calls for a People's Vote

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Femi Oluwole, co-founder of Our Future, Our Choice has said that citizens from European Union countries are “propping up the NHS”.

He told talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer: “People from EU countries make up 5% of our population and 10% of our doctors so are actually propping up our NHS.”

Hartley-Brewer replied: “They are not propping up our NHS, we did not train enough of our doctors.”

“Which is why they are propping up our NHS,” Femi repeated, adding that he did not think the “national origin” of your doctor affected the quality of care provided.

Hartley-Brewer said that she would rather be treated by a doctor trained in the UK.

“That is because did not training enough doctors,” she said.

“There was a decision to use the supply of Labour from other countries.

“I would rather be treated by a doctor who was trained here in Britain.

“I think it is very strange that there are thousands of young people in this country who are perfectly willing and able to be doctors and can’t get trained.”

 

'Will of the people' 

 

Watch: OFOC's Femi Oluwole speaking to talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer. 

Mr Oluwole said that the UK's current Brexit position was not the "will of the people".

"We can't have a situation where all the Brexit campaigners said we would get a better deal and we end up with a bad deal - that is not the will of the people," he said. 

"The will of the people is democracy. Democracy right now is that people take part in this decision."

Hartley-Brewer responded that most young people "care more about Kim Kardashian's bum" than the future of the UK. 

She added: "The idea that people who were 16 or 17-years-old a few years ago are suddenly the arbitrators of everything that happens in this country, with their great knowledge and wisdom of the world, is absurd."

 

'Promises have been broken'

The People's Vote campaigner argued that "promises have been broken" and people have been left with a "bad" deal. 

The Prime Minister’s Brexit deal was defeated on Tuesday night by a majority of 230.

He said: “Promises have been broken. People were promised that we would get a better deal with the EU.

“Every single Brexit campaigner has said that we will get a better deal with the EU.

“Right now we have a deal that is bad and the only option is no deal. That was not what people were promised when they voted for Brexit.”