Farmers will benefit from freedom of movement until Britain leaves EU, admits minister

Ministers have been accused of double standards after admitting that UK farmers benefit from EU free movement rules which the government’s critics say are incompatible with its net migration target.

Brandon Lewis, the Immigration Minister, told the House of Commons the agricultural sector would continue to “benefit” from free movement of labour until Britain leaves the EU as he tried to allay MPs’ fears about a shortage of EU migrant workers.

He promised talks with farmers’ leaders as the Government works out a post-Brexit migration regime.

(Source: The Independent)

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