Monday, November 20, 2017

Home Office to recruit Eastern Europeans to register EU citizens

The Liberal Democrats have responded with incredulity to reports that the Home Office will have to recruit staff from Eastern Europe to administer Brexit. According to The Guardian, the Home Office cannot recruit enough staff to process newly required registration papers for as many as 3m European citizens.

Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake said:

"Oh the irony! The Home Office having to recruit Eastern European workers to manage Brexit which was billed by the Brexiteers as the way to reduce immigration.

"And what a monumental waste of time and money it will be to register all these EU citizens. They are clearly vital to Britain's workforce, reflected in the fact that the Home Office will now have to recruit many of them to process registration forms from their countrymen.

"This is an utter farce presided over by a government that doesn't have a clue what it is even trying to do.

"The government should simply guarantee the right to remain of all EU citizens already here and protect free movement."

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