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The author makes a laudable effort at outlining the discriminatory policies of the GMC. Unfortunately, there is a failure in the article to summarise the law at present. There maybe an element of denial relating to the law set down in this case. Nevertheless, the law is the law.
Collins J ruled that it was lawful for the GMC to rule differently on two individuals given the same facts. This was presented in a statement by in court by the judge. Moreover, by comparison even the courts agreed that it was acceptable to be more lenient to a Caucasian doctor when one compares this case to that of R v General Medical Council ex Parte Remedy UK.
In conclusion, the courts have sanctioned leniency for Caucasian doctors and essential given the GMC discretion to do what it wishes.
Given the above, one can hardly now blame the GMC for the failure of the medical establishment to challenge the notion of equality. There is no equality at the GMC. Until the law changes, there will be no equality. This has been demonstrated by the long tortuous journey of "racism" in the GMC procedures. Obviously, the GMC doesn't call it racism or discrimination. It refers to it as "discretion".
Litigant in R v General Medical Council ex Parte Pal