This Brexiter fruit farmer who relies on EU workers will have you facepalming into next week
If ever a two-minute clip summed up the contradictions, consequences and, well, much else besides, of Brexit then this might be it.
From Channel 4’s Dispatches, this British fruit farmer is almost entirely dependent on EU migrants to work on his farm.
He also voted for Brexit – of course he did! – and is now getting to grips with the consequences.
This British fruit farmer is almost entirely dependent on EU migrants to work on his farm – he also voted for Brexit.
Leaving the European Union means the UK will control its immigration policy – Dispatches investigates how a lack of EU migrants could affect Britain's workforce. pic.twitter.com/XJDxpG0G4Z
— Channel 4 Dispatches (@C4Dispatches) April 7, 2019
We’re not sure where to start, so we’ll leave it to these people instead.
Sorry, no sympathy for someone this stupid. https://t.co/J1vAuCZxbB
— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) April 7, 2019
Its hard to care about him. He's happy to exploit foreign workers but not content to give them rights. I'll live without his apples.
— Sarah Allen (@SarahMcAvan) April 7, 2019
Frankly I hope this arrogant fool goes out of business. I've got no sympathy whatsoever for this advanced level of stupidity and entitlement. https://t.co/Gy4cFAD15p
— Otto English (@Otto_English) April 7, 2019
He appears to have no social conscience whatsoever & is certainly not an individual I would want to work for. Self interest reigns supreme with him.
— Spud (@Spudchat) April 7, 2019
Then bump up the wages or perish, lad. I’d have thought as an obvious Tory he’d understand market forces. https://t.co/ZAaziOEH5P
— barney farmer (@barneyfarmer) April 8, 2019
He voted for it but didn't expect leave to win. Nice work.
— David Berger (@davebergie) April 7, 2019
52% of me wants him to lose his farm, 48% of me doesn't. It's all very confusing! https://t.co/zqEBUrigKS
— Joe Hunter #FBPE (@JoeHunter_) April 7, 2019
I'm not sure he is confused.
He is 100% certain that "unelected bureaucrats" make decisions that impact his business (codswallop).
He is also 100% certain he needs immigrant labour for his business (fact).
He is, IMO, 100% a cakeist.
Pity he's wrong.
— EU Citizen Soph (@FunSoph) April 7, 2019
The whole programme is on Channel 4 on Monday night at 8pm.