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Consequences of Brexit?

October 13, 2016 11:33 AM
By Michael Charlesworth

The decision by voters on the 23rd June has raised many questions and concerns, here are just 3 of them:-

Migrant Labour in the UK is more wide-spread than many people realise, it is not just the fruit and vegatable pickers, it is the care staff in residential homes, it is the workers in the huge warehouses (Amazon/Sports Direct etc), it is also the NHS which was only recently hiring Portugese nurses. If it is to be a 'hard brexit' lets hope these valued in essential people are allowed to stay.

EU funding keeps British farmers going, without it many would fold and we would be importing huge amounts of food. The government needs to be clear on what it will do to all of those who relied on EU funding.

And finally - bees, the EU has banned the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which are blamed for the drastic reduction in the UK bee population. Some of the EU rules have helped the UK, not just bees, but workers rights and many others.

The Leave campaigners have painted the EU as some foreign monster intent on crushing our independence, this was never the case. Remember - it was the UK who wanted to join the EU, they didn't tell us to join.