In a bitter blow to many of those who campaigned for and backed Brexit, the government have admitted that they will be looking to continue a policy of allowing in low-skilled EU migrants after the UK has left the European Union.
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David Davis said that British workers will not be ready to fill the roles for a while:
“In the hospitality sector, hotels and restaurants, in the social care sector, working in agriculture, it will take time. It will be years and years before we get British citizens to do those jobs.
“Don’t expect just because we’re changing who makes the decision on the policy, the door will suddenly shut. It won’t.”
Westmonster and Leave.EU’s Arron Banks slammed the backing of continued mass EU migration, saying:
“If you look at the figures, most people who voted for Brexit did so because of immigration and are going to ask what the point of it was if we don’t even control our own borders.
“They are going to be very disappointed. But the Tories have always been the party of business so it is of no surprise that the government has sided with them over the voters.”
Whilst it may be great for big bosses and easy for the government to just rely on cheap migrant labour, the British people voted for a radical change in policy.
It is time that young British people in particular were given a chance of filling these jobs and yes, that may mean that wages have to start increasing rather than the minimum wage being the maximum wage.
A government sellout on mass EU migration will provoke huge anger in the country. If the Tories think they can get away with this, they may be in for a shock.