Don't get too up tight about it:
In my former professional life, among other things , I spent 25 years as an Examiner for the Professional Linguistics Assessment Board of the General Medical Council which was charged with ensuring that (Non EU) International Medical Graduates (IMGs)of non-British medical schools who by and large were not native English speakers who wanted to come and work in UK hospitals (mostly the NHS), could speak normal medical English and possessed basic medical skills, equivalent to a British Medical graduate at the end of his/her first year post qualification. (Foundation year one).
Initially EU graduates (eg Italy, Spain) got a 'bye' past this test because of EU non- discrimination rules, but this was quickly thought to be crazy. (By the same EU rules I could go without a Spanish test and practice in Spain- I can't speak a word of Spanish).
Then graduates from the newer EU member countries started turning up on our shores with seriously inadequate English, mistakes were made and at least one death occurred.
Sooooo EU Doctors suddenly (quite rightly IMHO ) were required to sit the PLAB exams, like the rest of the world's IMGs (one written, and one objective structured clinical exam- a 'practical' by any other name.)
There followed howls of protest from the EU because English doctors didn't have to sit the English Language PLAB test, (doctors that on the whole were born brought up and educated in the UK) and this was judged to discriminate against EU doctors.
So, guess what? To appease the EU, it has been decreed that British Medical Graduates have to sit the same test. Mercifully it has been incorporated into their Final qualifying medical exams.
So Daniel : don't feel too hard done by:
Even the English have to prove that they can speak English sometimes.
Brexit? Bring it on..............