Friday, June 17, 2005

Expensive Germans

So it turns out, according to The Guardian, that the NHS is paying “dizzying” sums to attract German doctors to come to Britain to cover staff shortages, even as the British Medical Association is demanding that African doctors not be recruited to come to Britain. Methinks there is an economics lesson to be had in that, somewhere.

As an aside, I was struck by this statement in The Guardian article, from a German doctor:
"We were told that British doctors can earn up to £250,000. In Germany you only earn this kind of money if you are a university professor."
Is that the kind of country to which British EU-niks really want to tie the fate of the UK?

4 Comments:

Anonymous John East said...

This is a great idea, but if any of them is called Dr. Mengele I suggest you cancel your appointment.

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Mark V said...

I'm not sure what you're querying here. Is there something wrong with universtiy professors earning £250k?

6:56 AM  
Blogger Scott Callahan said...

mark v,

There is nothing wrong when university professors can make £250k. There is something wrong when only university professors can make £250k

SC

8:09 AM  
Anonymous Mark T said...

does the £250k require them to produce documents finding clear evidence of global warming (sorry climate change) and do they get a bonus if they can prove it is America's fault?

10:44 AM  

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