Businesses who are pro-Brexit have been chastised for hiring EU workers instead of giving Britons raises.
Richard Tice, a leading Brexiteer, has slammed anti-Brexit business and lobbying groups for “bleating and whimpering” over not being able to hire EU workers instead of focusing on hiring British workers.
Remainer lobbying groups have been chastised by Reform Party leader Richard Tice for blaming the present supply chain crisis on Brexit. The former Brexit Party MEP praised Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng’s demand for firms to prioritize recruiting UK-based workers on GB News. Due to a scarcity of lorry drivers, businesses in a variety of industries have warned that they would be unable to meet client demand.
Many corporate executives are urging the government to relax immigration regulations so that they can hire cheaper foreign labor.
Mr. Tice disputed this argument, arguing that firms should instead provide raises to British workers.
He asked the government to “fight this bleating and lobbying from the same groups that campaigned against Brexit in the first place” and to “against this bleating and lobbying from the same groups who campaigned against Brexit in the first place.”
The industrialist warned against a “race to the lowest,” insisting that truck drivers be paid more.
Mr. Kwarteng rebuffed requests to relax the limits on Friday, calling them a “short-term stopgap solution.”
He asked firms to assist the “many UK-based workers who now face an uncertain future and need to find alternative employment possibilities,” according to him.
This follows the CEO of Iceland’s supermarket chain warning that the supply chain issue could “cancel” Christmas.
Steve Murrells, the boss of the Co-op, agreed, saying that food “shortages are at a worse level than at any time I have seen.”
In recent weeks, Nando’s, McDonald’s, and KFC have all claimed shortages as a result of the situation.
“If you can’t locate labor, you have two options,” Mr Tice said.
“You may either pay more or invest in capital equipment to replace the labor,” says the expert.
“This is fantastic news because lorry drivers, for example, HGV drivers, have been the victims of unfettered, relatively low-skilled immigration from the rest of the EU for over a decade,” he continued.
“As a result, their incomes decreased in comparison to many others, particularly those employed in the supermarket industry.
“It’s great news, and I’m glad that the private sector and Kwasi Kwarteng are standing firm against the bleating and lobbying from the same organisations that campaigned against Brexit because they want to raise supermarket profits at the expense of drivers.”
A spokesperson for the government. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”