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By spoonman
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You'd have to have a heart stone not to have a good laugh at that news! :grin:

Please let his next step be to take his case to Strassbourg.
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By The Red Arrow
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Get your titters out...

Why are 450 Romanians being flown into the UK tomorrow to work on British farms? Why are Leave voters not volunteering to do it?
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By youngian
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Kent Tory Helen Whately knows why Brexit voting farmers in her constituency have a labour shortage
Give a hand on the land
This year we need more British people to help bring home the harvest.

Kent produces some of the best fruit and vegetables around, but farms require thousands of seasonal workers to pick crops in our fields and orchards.

In recent years, much of this labour has come from abroad but the coronavirus outbreak has meant many people are unable or unwilling to travel to the UK to work. https://www.helenwhately.org.uk/news/give-hand-land
 
By Cyclist
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but the coronavirus outbreak has meant many people are unable or unwilling to travel to the UK to work.
Of course, it's nothing to do with the poisonous atmosphere created by you and your brexiter chums who actively enabled xenophobia and racism to flourish and thrive before, during and after Call Me Dave's little vanity project. Nope. Migrant workers had all gone home by the end of last year because of a virus pandemic which hit Europe earlier this year.
 
By Snowflake
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The Red Arrow wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:23 pm
Why are 450 Romanians being flown into the UK tomorrow to work on British farms? Why are Leave voters not volunteering to do it?
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... illed.html

Around 32,000 Brits signed up, though only 4,000 have interviewed for jobs.
null, 23 hours ago
Well lower the age...do not understand why 16 to 18 year olds can't pick fruit. My 17 year old is desperate to get out the house, and help in some way.

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This is nonsense, a few of us have visited site to register, only to be told we have to send CV and there is a back log.

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null, 23 hours ago
Myself and another family member have signed up for various pleas and not heard anything back from any of them!

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looking good, Little Lever, United Kingdom, 23 hours ago
Rubbish, they wont take you on unless you are prepared to sleep in a shed for two months.

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Ally, Fife-Scotland-UNITED KINGDOM, United Kingdom, 22 hours ago
Interesting, I've sent 2 applications and heard nothing.

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Par 1975, coventry, United Kingdom, 23 hours ago
According to the Feed the Nation website all their vacancies for April are filled.

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Mad keen they are as well, absolutely makes you want to weep.
 
By Kreuzberger
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Great, innit?

None of them seem to have worked out the link between the picking and harvesting of foodstuffs and the looming shortage thereof.

Basic maths - a long shot, I know - of the necessary food picked per head of 400 Romanians required to feed a population of 65 million, seems to escape most people.

Welcome to the unfolding riots.
 
By Boiler
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Kreuzberger wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:00 pm
Great, innit?

None of them seem to have worked out the link between the picking and harvesting of foodstuffs and the looming shortage thereof.

Basic maths - a long shot, I know - of the necessary food picked per head of 400 Romanians required to feed a population of 65 million, seems to escape most people.

Welcome to the unfolding riots.
Were it to have gone ahead, I wonder what the patrons of the Lawn Tennis Championship in SW19 would make of the lack of strawberries :lol:

They also seem blissfully unaware that the UK hasn't been self-sufficient in food for decades.
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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Some Trumpers, and doubtless nationalists everywhere, are already talking about "bringing X back home". They were anyway. In most cases, there probably won't be that much change because the rules are set and money talks. But the UK is chucking its rules away right at this moment. Hard to see why anybody, with nationalists either in government or on their back, would be thinking "You know what, we need a load more exports from Britain, let's sign a deal!"
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