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SIR, — Last week I had an appointment at St Albans City Hospital. Checking in at reception I was asked a few questions regarding personal details, the last one being: What is your ethnic origin? — to which I replied: English. The receptionist informed

SIR, - Last week I had an appointment at St Albans City Hospital. Checking in at reception I was asked a few questions regarding personal details, the last one being: "What is your ethnic origin?" - to which I replied: "English."

The receptionist informed me, po-faced, that English was not on the list of categories on the paper in front of her and would I like to chose another.

Dear God, where has my country gone?

D.J. KING,


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