Monday, March 13, 2017
Pop star Lily Allen in NHS immigration spat on Twitter after her two-year-old daughter had to wait to see a doctor at A&E
Singer songwriter Lily Allen has once again got involved in a public dispute on social media, this time over an argument about immigration after criticising NHS cuts after her daughter's wait at accident and emergency (A&E), the Daily Mail reports.
Lily, 31-year-old said she took her two-year-old daughter, Marnie, to hospital after she impaled her neck on railings, but was put out when they had to wait (like the rest of us) despite having a serious injury.
Then Allen, who launched her career on social media sites, such as My Space (remember them?). got into an online row with a Twitter user who blamed the NHS wait on immigration.
A Twitter user, - Twitter handle is @Trumpskins2016 - tweeted that Ms Allen did not care about 'preserving' English heritage because she is rich.
Lily, who has 5.9 million followers on Twitter handle +Lily Allen, picked up the tweet and hit back: 'What do you mean when you speak of heritage, and also how you have come to the conclusion that money gets in the way of caring about it? '
The user, who must have been ecstatic to receive a reply, escalated the argument: 'You're rich so the impact of mass immigration doesn't effect you. People have been saying this to you over and over again.'
Lily defended her stance: 'I doubt it's fault of immigrants that you can't get someone to procreate with you. If that is the type of heritage you are referring to.'
The user came back with: 'like to see how Lily would react to tons of immigrants being moved to the area she lives.'
Lily revealed that she lived in London near 'lots of immigrants' and had 'no problems'.
On her Twitter feed Lily says she lives near Greeks, Japanese and Scandinavians.
Specifically pointing to her daughter's hospital wait, the user then said: 'The UK is overcrowded. Liberals like yourself have allowed it to happen.'
Lily wrote: 'My daughter wasn't seen because the hospital, like most in the UK, are understaffed because of cuts, not because of immigrants.'
Lily said that she has seen the decline in the NHS and added that the number of midwife visits has gone down.
The mother-of-three added: 'I've seen its decline. When I had my first baby, the midwife came every day.
'Only three years into a Tory government we had one visit. It was pretty bad. It's horrendous.'
Lily has previously criticised the NHS four years ago after she claimed she had received lack of attention when she gave birth to Marnie, who was two at the time of the 2015 incident.
Writing on Twitter: 'After speaking to the Brent midwifery team at 7 this morning, I was told to stay in all day and someone would be over to weigh my baby and do a jaundice assessment.
'Waited all day, and nothing, not even a phone call.'
She told followers: 'I don't mean to moan and I know how over stretched the health service is. But I can't help but think about how mothers with less support, both financially and emotionally are meant to cope.'
The NHS, which is barely out of the news, would probably not be able to function without migrant workers in every department. Nurses are still being recruited from the EU and countries like India and the Philippines.
In other news, the EU Brexit bill is proceeding after a stumbling block in the House of Lords and Prime Minister Theresa May could trigger the 'Article 50' official leaving process this month.
Three million EU nationals living in the UK are still unsure of their fate, prompting thousands of European migrants to apply for indefinite leave to remain and UK citizenship.
Most I speak to have no intention of leaving and plan to settle in the UK. Unlike many EU countries, the UK has jobs, unrestricted access to healthcare and welfare and jobs.