Brexit ministers misled us over immigration, say furious curry house bosses
Two Cabinet ministers were today under fire over the Leave pledge to allow more chefs and waiters into Britain if the country backed Brexit.
Curry house bosses told how they felt “used”, “let down” and may have been given “false hope” by politicians that quitting the EU would allow more workers in from South Asia to address staff shortages.
Just weeks before the referendum vote last year, now-International Development Secretary Priti Patel launched an appeal for voters to support Brexit, saying it would help “save our curry houses”. She argued that “un-controlled” immigration from the EU meant the UK could not bring in the “talents and the skills” from other parts of the world to support the economy.