Pritti Patel, a leading Leave campaigner, has said that British workers are the worst idlers in the world.
The links below are to two of the twitter threads commenting on this statement.
This is actually from a book published in 2012 of which Patel was one of the five tory co-authors. If it was discussed on Gnet at the time, I apologise but I wasn't a member then.
I think it very sad that Leave voters should have trusted leading Brexiteers like Patel when it seems they have nothing but contempt for the ordinary members of the working (or desperately trying to be working) UK population.
The comments are worth reading
There was a sub-thread, which I can't find now, (twitter can be very annoying ) in which someone pointed out that a local business in a Victorian factory in the town centre with ageing machinery (including some victorian stuff) passed up an opportunity to move it to a modern factory with excellent transport links; the proposal was voted down by the family which owned it. The point being that UK industry frequently suffers (as it has done for decades) from under investment and poor infrastructure, which lowers productivity.
I'm sure the workers at Sunderland's Nissan plant would be most upset by tory attitudes such as these (and from tories who persuaded them to vote Leave, no less); they are extremely proud of being among Nissan's most productive workers. But of course, Nissan was prepared to invest in modern technology and to take advantage of the local infrastructure (as well as the UK giving them access to the EU market)
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