Ukip looking to harvest home talent for fruitpicking ‘rite of passage’

Ukip wants to encourage more British students and others to pick fruit as part of moves to reduce net migration to zero.

 

Reforms to the welfare and education system are needed to increase the number of home-grown workers available to the agriculture sector, Ukip immigration spokesman John Bickley said.

 

He added the UK needs to “use up the human capital that exists in this country” before attracting “as many people as makes sense” from other countries to work in the industry.

 

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