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

By Mark Wingett

- Last updated on GMT

Gordon Ramsay on Brexit
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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