Leading brexiteer champions more immigration...

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"The boss of retailer Next is urging the government to let more foreign workers into the UK to ease labour shortages.
Lord Wolfson, who was a prominent advocate of Brexit, said the UK's current immigration policy was crippling economic growth."

"Lord Wolfson, a Conservative peer, told the BBC: "We have got people queuing up to come to this country to pick crops that are rotting in fields, to work in warehouses that otherwise wouldn't be operable, and we're not letting them in."

"Lord Wolfson is widely considered to be one of the canniest brains in UK business"

That's what Wolfson voted for and is now realising his stupidity...

How long before other cultist brexiteers also realise their folly?

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Of course Tim Martin, he of Wetherspoons fame, wouldn't agree, having backed Brexit so strongly

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I think he's coming round to it, having had to off-load many of his properties.
 
You can't export pubs in the way you can die-son hoover production. That's the only reason I can see for the different approaches of brexiteers after the event.

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That's what Wolfson voted for and is now realising his stupidity...
Not entirely. I heard his comments as well. It's not the Brexit he wanted. He was probably more concerned about tariffs.
Seems there is a split within the Tory MP's as well. Then comes the levelling up faction.
 
It's not the Brexit he wanted.

Brexers commonly complain about Brexit.

They didn't agree what sort of Brexit they wanted before the referendum, and they still haven't.
It can't be done.

They only got the vote through by letting all the Brexers think they would get the sort they wanted.
 
"Lord Wolfson is widely considered to be one of the canniest brains in UK business"
Hey lally. You missed this part when you were doing your 'selective quoting':

"Yes, control it, where it's damaging to society, but let people in who can who can contribute," Lord Wolfson said. He suggested a market-based solution to fix current labour shortages, which have affected sectors including healthcare, hospitality and logistics.
He suggests that businesses who need foreign workers should be able to pay a tax of 10% to the government on foreign workers' salaries to ensure that only the businesses that really couldn't find UK workers would recruit overseas.
"It would automatically mean that businesses never bought someone into the company from outside if they could find someone in the UK," he said. "But if they genuinely can't, they'll pay the premium."


I see nothing wrong with that. Do you? They (apart from the taxes I Imagine) were the grounds that allowed me to work in South Africa in the early eighties so it’s hardly a new idea and I have said similar on numerous occasions.
 
The Next man is saying he is getting politically led migration and not economic.

Seems there is talk of applying a 10% tariff to economic migrants to ensure they employ locally if they can. Local has it's complications anyway.

Taiwan had a bright idea. Out off work people get support providing they train to do something else. Sounds great but has run into problems due to available jobs and fields people have to move out of. It seems people can get help with retraining here

It wont work for all.
 
Dyson doesn't manufacture here so he will have been thinking about tariffs as well. :rolleyes: mind you, he sells in the EU as well.
He has big markets in the far east. Dye son transferred production well before the referendum, my point is economic self interest determines where individuals locate their business not lofty ideals about Brexit. There is a disconnect between the reality of business and the justification of Brexit as helping business and employment here in the UK

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The Next man is saying he is getting politically led migration and not economic.

Seems there is talk of applying a 10% tariff to economic migrants to ensure they employ locally if they can. Local has it's complications anyway.

Taiwan had a bright idea. Out off work people get support providing they train to do something else. Sounds great but has run into problems due to available jobs and fields people have to move out of. It seems people can get help with retraining here

It wont work for all.
The problem with points based immigration is it excludes so called low skilled jobs that we need, so politicians just say no for fear of upsetting the significant number of leavers who were unhappy with EU immigration

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The problem with points based immigration is it excludes so called low skilled jobs that we need, so politicians just say no for fear of upsetting the significant number of leavers who were unhappy with EU immigration
Give it a few years and the ignorant brexiteers will be calling for another vote themselves...

One of the 'canniest brains' (I dispute that call) has already started to realise the stupidity of brexit...

It may take his followers a little longer due to their cranial restrictions, but they'll come around...

Someone said 'ask me in 5 years time'...

Ask me if a party manifesto in an election before the end of the decade doesn't include a choice to go back into the EU ;)
 
Hey lally. You missed this part when you were doing your 'selective quoting':

"Yes, control it, where it's damaging to society, but let people in who can who can contribute," Lord Wolfson said. He suggested a market-based solution to fix current labour shortages, which have affected sectors including healthcare, hospitality and logistics.
He suggests that businesses who need foreign workers should be able to pay a tax of 10% to the government on foreign workers' salaries to ensure that only the businesses that really couldn't find UK workers would recruit overseas.
"It would automatically mean that businesses never bought someone into the company from outside if they could find someone in the UK," he said. "But if they genuinely can't, they'll pay the premium."


I see nothing wrong with that. Do you? They (apart from the taxes I Imagine) were the grounds that allowed me to work in South Africa in the early eighties so it’s hardly a new idea and I have said similar on numerous occasions.
Swerved again by the king of swerves.
 
The thing that interests me is that all of these leading pillars of society including MP's can't think things all the way through what they do.

Solution, 3 words, a favourite or max as people might not remember or get bored if more "Get Brexit Done"
 
Hey lally. You missed this part when you were doing your 'selective quoting':

"Yes, control it, where it's damaging to society, but let people in who can who can contribute," Lord Wolfson said. He suggested a market-based solution to fix current labour shortages, which have affected sectors including healthcare, hospitality and logistics.
He suggests that businesses who need foreign workers should be able to pay a tax of 10% to the government on foreign workers' salaries to ensure that only the businesses that really couldn't find UK workers would recruit overseas.
"It would automatically mean that businesses never bought someone into the company from outside if they could find someone in the UK," he said. "But if they genuinely can't, they'll pay the premium."
Clearly the Brexit that transpired did exactly the opposite!
 
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