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By The Red Arrow
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Or the lunatic McCarthyist neighbour in largely forgotten animated series "Wait till your father gets home".


About that speech and how it went down...

Andrea Leadsom's Brexit boast fails to impress farmers

Not a single hand went up when Ms Leadsom asked an audience of farmers if they agreed her department was ready for Brexit.

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By youngian
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Its ironic those who claim the out of touch elites don't live in the real world only face it themselves once they govern
Andrea Leadsom hints farmers could continue to hire EU migrants after Brexit for seasonal work

Andrea Leadsom, the Environment Secretary, has hinted that farmers could continue to hire EU migrants to carry out seasonal agricultural work after Brexit.

In a speech at the Oxford Farming Conference, Ms Leadsom, a leading figure in the Leave campaign during the EU referendum, said she was aware how important the labour is to the agricultural industry.

Despite the Government consistently insisting to introduce a tougher immigration system, she added: “I’ve heard this loud and clear around the country, whether in Herefordshire, Sussex, or Northamptonshire, and I want to pay tribute to the many workers from Europe who contribute so much to our farming industry and rural communities.

“Access to labour is very much an important part of our current discussions – and we’re committed to working with you to make sure you have the right people with the right skills.”

Ms Leadsom has previously suggested that more young Britons could do some of the fruit picking and farm labouring jobs done by EU migrants. Speaking at the Conservative conference in October, she added: "We could get British people doing those jobs and that tempts me to stray into the whole issue of why wages aren't higher and so on.

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Is she also hinting that they will only be allowed to stay for the season and have to go home until the following year, how the fuck will that work?
 
By bluebellnutter
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The people of Boston or other parts of Lincolnshire which voted out won't exactly be pleased to see them all suddenly reappearing again despite their vote to leave because they're here in the first place.
By Andy McDandy
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Back in September I was in Cambridge for a few days and ended up watching a local documentary about East Anglian farmers. Turns out quite a few have land both in the UK and in eastern Europe, particularly Poland, and are very concerned about how things are going to work out in the near future.

Thing is, Leadsom isn't appealing to farmers, but to people who watch Countryfile. People who drive through the country past EU billboards, but don't necessarily get the money coming from them. People who think it's all horny handed sons of the soil, but who aren't running the damn things.
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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bluebellnutter wrote:The people of Boston or other parts of Lincolnshire which voted out won't exactly be pleased to see them all suddenly reappearing again despite their vote to leave because they're here in the first place.
And Herefordshire too.

The Government could shut them up by threatening to join them to Worcestershire again.
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