The Duck makes a Filipino nurse gaffe

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Spivs Comment

What the silly old bastard should have been addressing is the reason for the huge number of foreign workers employed in the NHS. The stupid old cretin actually thinks he’s a funny cunt. He’s not, he’s just a cunt. A racist one at that. Keep it up Duck, we will be getting into the swing of things with you real soon.

 

It’s been a while since the Duke of Edinburgh made one of his ill-advised off-the-cuff remarks.

But it seems the wait is over.

During a visit to Luton and Dunstable University Hospital yesterday, Prince Philip reportedly told one of nurses: “The Philippines must be half-empty – you’re all here running the NHS.”

The duke was visiting the hospital to launch a new multimillion-pound cardiac centre.

The hospital worker apparently laughed in response to the prince’s outburst.

A spokeswoman for the hospital described the royal visit as a huge boost for staff morale and said the duke was in a jovial mood, making jokes throughout his tour.

Philip had a stent fitted to clear a blockage in a coronary artery in December 2011 and when, during the visit, he was given a gold plated stent, he quipped that he now had a spare.

The hospital spokesman said of Tuesday’s visit: “Staff greatly enjoyed the opportunity to meet the Duke of Edinburgh, and we regard all personal conversations he had with our staff and guests as private and therefore would not comment on them.”

Buckingham Palace said it did not comment on private conversations.

The duke has a long history of making unfortunate public statements.

Perhaps the most famous occurred during a 1986 state visit to China, when Philip told a group of British students: “If you stay here much longer, you’ll all be slitty-eyed.”

He once told a group of deaf youngsters: “Deaf? If you are near there, no wonder you are deaf,” referring to a school’s steel band.

And on meeting Susan Edwards, who is blind, uses a wheelchair and has a guide dog, the prince said: “Do you know they have eating dogs for the anorexic now?”