“Didn´t the British government realise that there would be an exodus of EU staff after Brexit....”

“Didn´t the British government realise that there would be an exodus of EU staff after Brexit....”

27-09-2021MDB files

Britain had years to prepare for Brexit. Successive Prime Ministers talked for months about Brexit meaning Brexit. Brexit has come, been approved and is a reality but Britain is not prepared. Even I know that large numbers of European Union workers have left Britain since the referendum. I will give you some example:

1. The waitress who serves me coffee every morning in Palma is from the Czech Republic. She had been living and working in London but when the Brexit result was known she left for Mallorca. She has since been joined by many of her friend and former colleagues.

2. I know at least two Mallorcan nurses who have returned home from Britain because of fears over Brexit.

3. The French receptionist at a hotel I stayed at last summer left Britain two years ago and resettled in Mallorca.

Perhaps, I should have informed Number 10 because it appears that the British government was unaware that there would be an exodus of European Union staff.

Now, there is a big shortage of lorry drivers and the next problem will be a lack of people to work in hotels, bars and restaurants and lookout for a shortage of workers in the farming sector.

Yep, Brexit was what the majority of people voted for and it is the job of the British government to ensure that it was introduced (Job done) but it is also the job of the British government to ensure that the country was prepared (Job not done!).

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David / Hace 26 days

Jason Contrary to your opinion piece. 6.3 million European Union nations still reside in the U.K. some old colleagues of mine and to quote Damian at Pole who ca been in the U.K. 20yrs would not return to Europe for a gold pig. The lorry driver shortage is due to an ageing work force and the lack of training replacement drivers during Covid ,normal training rates are 75k a year do the math the shot fall and lack of training equals. Many young people do not want to enter the trade due to poor pay and conditions these are rising now due to demand. Companies have been addicted to low cost European Union labour and will now have to raise rates to stay in business for labour. Lower quartile salaries will rise Witch is a good outcome for workers.

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