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Tourism leaders have warned that UK government proposals to require international travellers to apply for a permit to cross the Irish border will damage the industry.
A lack of food and farm workers “caused by Brexit and accentuated by the pandemic” meant at least 35,000 pigs were culled and tonnes of crops left to rot in the fields last year, a damning report has revealed.
THERE were “extraordinary” scenes at Westminster on Tuesday as the Conservative chair of the Food Committee vented his fury over UK Government failures to the Tory minister providing evidence.
A furious Neil Parish laid into Kevin Foster, the immigration minister, for ignoring a recommendation to make it easier to bring in EU butchers and other workers – leading to a huge shortage.
“I just cannot accept it, we are seeing our industry slowly being destroyed” - @neil_parish quizzing Home Office minister Kevin Foster at @CommonsEFRA committee on labour shortages in food and farming.
Ministers refuse to ease immigration restrictions as campaigners warn of ‘social care time bomb’
Campaigners fear for victims of trafficking, modern slavery and the elderly as 30 June deadline looms.
Kevin Foster made the remarks a week before the deadline for the EU settlement scheme.
Tens of thousands to be issued with warnings to submit applications for post-Brexit scheme or risk losing rights