There is uproar over NHS doctors who can't speak English. Apparently the NHS is acting illegally by employing doctors without checking they can speak all proper like what we do.
There is simultaneous uproar over taxi drivers in Southampton who can speak English and advertise the fact with a sticker in their car window. That's racist, apparently, and the taxi firms are breaking the law. Which law? I've no idea. Labour produce them so fast, nobody can possibly keep pace.
The odd thing about those two stories is that one is in the Daily Mail, sensationalists supreme and usually branded as right-wing and naughty. The other is in the Guardian, defender of all things politically and leftily correct and usually the first to point and howl 'Racist!' at any heretic who happens by.
They are the wrong way round. The 'Racist taxi drivers' story is in the Mail and the 'Nasty foreign doctors who can't speak the lingo' story is in the Guardian. Are they running some kind of exchange program between journalists?
There's nothing racist about those taxi driver badges, by the way. There are many taxi drivers of Asian and black extraction who speak perfect English and are therefore entitled to carry the badge. There are Spanish and Polish white drivers who can't speak a word and so can't have a badge. It's about language, not race. Then again, when was the last time 'racism' was used in its proper context? It's long been the standard 'shout-them-down' cry of the feeble minded. The word no longer means what it used to. Now it simply means 'someone who disagrees with the swivel-eyed loon'.
I'm just waiting for the first report of a vandalised taxi, set upon by the professionally offended for having a badge, that turns out to belong to an Asian driver who was just having a tea break.
It's bound to happen.