Gordon Ramsay: "Brexit will shake Britain out of laziness"

By Mark Wingett

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Gordon Ramsay on Brexit

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Brexit will shake Britain out of laziness, according to Gordon Ramsay, who believes an end to the “influx” of migrants will give homegrown talent a chance to shine.

Talking to the Radio Times, ​Ramsay said Britain's decision to leave the European Union could have a positive effect on the restaurant industry and that a curb on EU migrant labour will create opportunities for British workers.

He said: “That level of influx of multinational workers in this country has sort of confirmed how lazy as a nation we are - when individuals from across the seas are prepared to come and work twice as hard for less money.

“If anything, it’s a big kick up the a**e for the industry, and it’s going to get back to the modern-day apprenticeship. So not only do I welcome that kind of change, but I think it’s going to put a lot more emphasis on homegrown talent, which I think we need to do.”

The Michelin-starred chef gave the interview to promote a new ITV documentary about the cocaine trade.

Ramsay said cocaine is rife in the restaurant industry, recalling an occasion last Christmas when a customer asked for a side plate to be changed because he had used it to snort the class-A drug in the bathroom.

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