Socialist Worker

BMA conference stands against racism

by Tomáš Tengely-Evans
Issue No. 2510

Delegates at the British Medical Association’s (BMA) conference slammed French authorities for banning the Convoy to Calais this month.

Megan Parsons, a BMA delegate, told Socialist Worker, “The motion condemning the French authorities went through unanimously.

“The authorities knew we were coming weeks ago—they didn’t want people to see the conditions.”

Delegates also passed a motion against charging migrants for NHS services. The Tory Immigration Act tells health workers to check people’s immigration status.

The motion was proposed by the Docs Not Cops organisation.

Megan said, “It’s not our job as health workers to check if people are entitled to free access to health services, which they should be.

“And charging one group just opens the door to charging everyone.

“We’ve got to look at the real problems in the NHS—privatisation and cuts.”

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