Right Carol and I think there are enough French members now to agree with that. The 'go home' line is too simple, it excludes the need to think, so let's place it in the bin with all of histories other screw ups.
The problem is, name a place. If I lived back in the UK I would be tearing my hair out, what am I doing here, yes - tearing my hair out. I am between the devil and the deep blue sea. I have a partner who is not British and has no political rights there and I cannot get them in Switzerland, so we'll take the limited ones we have here. Meanwhile I shall be as politically active as possible as I would be anywhere and forego my cross in parliamentary elections. I think too many people are foisted off with porkies and demi-porkies by officials here, but then I have experienced precisely the same with my wife in the UK and nearly torn some of the lying hounds limb from limb (metaphorically, of course). Sure Carol, I have occasionally argued hard with you, no evil intended as I hope you know, but I do the same with slightest scent of discrimination here from our French 'friends' and sometimes feel like doing actual evil to them.
Bergerac hospital is about to see a new legal action following the neglect of the American patient still in the news, I too had lies, wrong procedures and neglect this year and the fact they told you the opposite of what the situation really is adds nothing to my sentiments about them. Somebody I know as 'Corentin's mother' outside school who is a nurse there, assures me they are quite short and would happily take in non-French nurses, as long as French is good enough...Fair enough.
France is not very important in the world any longer and needs to look in the mirror at itself. Grow up and change or go under.
I shall remain here, like living here, it is now my home. But hacking away at its faults is part of my permanent agenda too.