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Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Jobs for Brexiteers

In Iasi, Romania's second city, young people say they have no intention of picking fruit.
Puiu Jonut, 23, studies geography.
"The English pick and choose what they want to do and leave the harder jobs for the foreigners," he told BBC News.
"There are a lot of English people that could work the fields and not let the fruit rot. That's why Brexit to me was really strange because the foreigners are coming to do the hard jobs and the low-paid jobs - surely you want them to stay."

Source: BBC News 6 June 2018

1 comment:

  1. Good for Puiu.
    Where temporary migrant workers are employed the experience becomes a demeaning one for both the workers themselves and the host community.
    The hosts always look down on the migrant workers.They come to feel they are above the tasks undertaken by the migrants(and are thus alienated from an aspect of their own economy).The migrant workers in turn and understandably tend to become insular and resentful.This is hardly a recipe for harmony between citizens of an economic/political union.
    Unfortunately the E.U. shows no more signs of moving toward an economic equalisation which might obviate this problem than it does of progressing to political consensus.
    If,as it seems,Brexit will discourage this type of migrant labour,which Puiu rightly distains,and encourages us to take responsibility for our own economy it is surely achieving moral goods.