Cheapskate Meat Chief Bemoans Loss of Cheap Foreign Labour

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has claimed that a staff shortage as a result of the UK’s post-Brexit immigration laws is hampering food production, leading to an “inevitable” delay in the delivery of gammon roasts and pigs in blankets this winter. BMPA chief executive Nick Allen insists that a “12-13%” reduction in the number of European lorry drivers has meant that “some of the pig processors are having to cut down on how many pigs they are processing a week”, which will have knock-on effects for winter supplies because “it’s more difficult to time the supply of pigs in the same way that you can for Christmas turkeys”. Blaming a lack of gammon on Brexit will no doubt put the usual FPBE crowd in hysterics…

The solution is straight-forward: attract more Brits to drive lorries by offering them more attractive wages. Large retailers have already figured this out; they’re paying their drivers sign-on bonuses of up to £5,000 and having little trouble hogging supply. This isn’t a bug of Brexit, it’s a feature. While meat-headed industry bosses would rather wallow over the loss of cheap foreign labour than pay domestic workers more, soon they’ll have to accept that their ability to underpay staff is over. Too stub-boar-n to open the piggy bank…

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New Migrant Crossing Record Smashes Previous by 72%

On July 20th we saw a record migrant crossing figure of 430; a fortnight later on August 5th that was surpassed with a new record of 482. Both these figures have now been blown out of the water by Saturday’s figures, revealed last night to have hit 828 people in one day. The French still prevented 193 at their end, saving Priti from the potential humiliation of over 1000 people crossing in 24 hours…

For those wondering why Saturday’s figures are only being reported this morning, for 48 hours the Home Office were unable to actually provide any figures. Yesterday the BBC’s Simon Jones reported the operation to pick up the boats by Border Force, the Coastguard and RNLI was “made more complex by intelligence from France suggesting the boats could be used to smuggle firearms into the UK.” For anyone wanting an annual tally, it now stands at well over 12,000 making the crossing…

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Record 430 Illegal Migrants Arrive in Single Day

A new record for illegal migrant crossings was hit in Dover yesterday, with at least 430 people making the journey. On GB News last night, Farage predicted “in the space of the next few weeks, this will become the biggest non-Covid story in this country”

Guido has a feeling Nigel may once again be correct…

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Priti Patel: Glasgow’s Illegal Immigrants Raid was “What the British Public Voted For”

Most will remember the scenes in Glasgow earlier this month, when a left-wing mob prevented the arrest of two illegal migrants by the Home Office. In her big immigration speech today for Bright Blue, Priti Patel assured reporters:

“In response to Glasgow, and the removal of people who had no legal right to be in the UK, I’ve already said in my remarks today we will continue to do that. That is effectively what the British public have voted for, they want, and actually it’s part of my legal duties as well”

Despite the left’s temporary victory, the Home Office has already vowed to deport the two men in Glasgow. Priti has to be commended for so expertly mastering the art of knowing how to wind up the woke Twitterati and please actual voters at the same time…

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Priti Renews War With Activist Lawyers, and Her Own Permanent Secretary

Priti Patel resumed her battle against “activist lawyers” last night as she celebrated the removal of more illegal migrants who arrived in the country by boat, despite continued frustration by some in the legal profession. While the stance inevitably drew criticism from the Bar Council, the doubling down by the Home Secretary reignites a war against her own department after last week’s row in which the Home Office published a video using the same attack line, only for it to be deleted and the permanent secretary saying it “should not have been used on an official government channel”. Priti once again finding herself in a fractious relationship with her civil servants…

The war of words comes as MPs were told yesterday France is “just as committed” as the UK to stopping migrants using the illegal crossing, having prevented 3,000 people crossing this year. Despite these assurances from the Home Office’s Channel threat commander France failed to prevent a record 416 migrants making the journey on Wednesday.

Migrant lawyers aren’t the only ones getting the blame this morning, as The Sun reports the National Crime Agency is now accusing WhatsApp of frustrating the battle and protecting criminal people smuggling gangs. The NCA say they referred over 1200 pages related to organised immigration crime to social media companies for closure in the first five months of the year. 485 were rejected as not breaching terms and conditions…

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Net Immigration Rises 87,000, EU Immigration Down Substantially

Figures released by the ONS this morning show net immigration into the UK has risen by 87,000 – from 226,000 in the year ending March 2019 to 313,000 in the year ending March 2020. #DespiteBrexit

The surprising leap has been driven by an increase in non-EU nationals arriving in the UK for study reasons, with 35% of new arrivals coming for formal study mainly from China and India. Non-EU migration is at some of the highest levels seen since records began in 1975…

Contrary to this global boon, EU migration remains down substantially since the referendum, having dropped from over 200,000 per year in March 2016 to around 50,000 today

We’ll have to wait for next year’s stats before we know the effect of Covid on migration flows…

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