Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom:

"Brits should take up fruit picking after Brexit"

Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, has suggested British people could take on the seasonal roles vacated by EU migrants after Brexit. Asked about the impact of immigration controls on food and farming, the former Tory leadership candidate said: ‘Of course, before we joined the EU we had a very good programme of seasonal workers’ licences and it is not beyond the wit of man to have such a thing in future.’

She later added: ‘We could get British people doing those jobs, and that tempts me to stray into the whole issue of why wages aren’t higher and so on.

‘My absolute hope is that with more apprenticeships, with more young people being encouraged to engage with countryside matters, that, actually, the concept of a career in food production is going to be much more appealing going forward.’

Read more: metro.co.uk

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