Brexit LIVE: UK farmers slam ‘transvestite’ as £60m of food left to rot in fields | Politics | New

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Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak have been given an immigration ticking time bomb and a grim warning as a new report details job market losses.

Severe labor shortages are plaguing Brexit Britain with more than 1.3million vacancies, according to new research.

Tales of rotten food – worth an estimated £60million – from the National Farmers Union, due to an exodus of fruit and vegetable pickers, are the latest manifestation of a problem “that started with Brexit and has been exacerbated by the pandemic,” according to City commentator Ben Marlow, writing in the Telegraph.

The NFU described the current situation as “a travesty” when “quality, nutritious food is wasted at a time when families across the country are already struggling to make ends meet”.

Mr Marlow insists this is ‘not leftist anti-Brexit research’ and acknowledges a range of other factors such as a growing number of over-50s who are not working and poor working conditions and pay.

He added: “In a Conservative Party – and a Cabinet – hopelessly divided on immigration, it’s not easy to answer.

“Ignore it, however, and the risk is that by the time of the next election it will be eight long years since the referendum with very little, if anything, to show for it.”

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