Cross Channel

Spotting foreigners

Oct 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Cross Channel

Jeremy Hunt’s suggestion that all foreign doctors in the National Health Service should be replaced is the latest proposal in the process toward the social and economic disconnection of Britain from Europe. What does “foreign” mean, though? How far back must a person’s roots go in order for them to not be considered foreign?

Coming from a village that was considered so insignificant it was simply called “Ham,” the Saxon word for village, it is interesting to note the Domesday Book entry for the place. Nine hundred and thirty years ago, …