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Home secretary Priti Patel has been branded “clueless” after claiming that labour shortages caused by her tough new immigration plans could be filled by 8.5 million “economically inactive” people in the UK.

Home secretary Priti Patel has been branded “clueless” after claiming that labour shortages caused by her tough new immigration plans could be filled by 8.5 million “economically inactive” people in the UK.

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  2. Shitti Patel, ignorant, imbecilic and utterly vile, a perfect representation of the Tory party

  3. Apparently politicians all around the world are becoming dumber and dumber.

    Reality does not matter any more, as long as some party line is being held.

    Is she REALLY this stupid, or is she pretending?

  4. Funny how this article says “70% of EU workers in UK,” but never mentions the grand total. Turns out, it’s less than the 1.9 mil people that, according to the article, are eligible for labor force participation.

  5. Economically inactive meaning the gobshite brexiteers who want the immigrants gone but no interest in actually doing the jobs they do.

  6. immigrants are crucial for growth.

  7. im still amazed people here voted for these jokers

  8. My favourite part of this is where the interviewer explains that those 8.5 million are actually less then 1.2 million and Patel proceeds to completely ignore that.

  9. This is the language of those who view the common man as nothing more than an engine by which to operate industry and state.

  10. those 8.5 million are firmly committed to economic inactivity, given the state benefits.

  11. UK is run by India. When I went to Heathrow I was wondering whether this was a third world airport. Even the food, retail and telcos are supplied by India. Now they want to dictate terms and gatekeep anyone who wants to come to the UK.

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