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Old 12.02.2018, 20:58
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Lack of migrant workers left food rotting in UK fields last year, data reveals

Brexit fears and falling pound left fruit and vegetable farms short of more than 4,000 workers, with senior MPs warning of a crisis

The government, which has pledged to reduce immigration, has so far rejected calls to reinstate a seasonal agricultural workers scheme (Saws). Facing uncertainty over labour, some farmers have begun moving their production overseas.

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Worrying numbers, problem is everybody talks about controlling immigration to ensure only skilled workers are allowed in but there are big shortages at the lower end

Picking fruit is hard work.
Pulling out weed (people love organic produce but rarely have even a glimpse of the amount of work needed to actually bring it to the table) is even harder work.

I would assume that most people would simply ruin their backs in the first weeks, especially if they have weak abs and back muscles.

Also, farmers want willing, motivated workers (well, every employer wants, eventually). They don't really want to employ people who have been summoned to the fields by some government agency.
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