I hate to say “I told you so” but we remainers were always sceptical when the pro-leave side promised that a vote to leave the EU would mean subcontinental chefs would be welcomed with open arms. Alas, the curry unions bought it.Eh..?
The Economist has observed “The curry house is a British institution”. At the high watermark of New Labour, Robin Cook declared chicken tikka masala was the national dish.Apparently, Rupa is terribly concerned that two curry houses close every week, which has everything to do with being unable to recruit chefs from India and Pakistan, and absolutely nothing to do with the ordinary pressures on other types of shop that close unnoticed by Rupa.
If a pizza shack falls in the high street, and Rupa doesn't hear about it, does it make a sound?
On the Today programme and elsewhere curry leaders accordingly came out for Leave, believing this was the only way to save their industry from extinction. I doubt that the curry constituency could have swung the result, but it was sorely misled.Really? Well. there's a lot of it going around, love...
Tell me again how people feel 'misled', Rupa...
Theresa May’s immigration minister declared that there are no plans to deviate from the long-stated strategy to have our own home-grown curry chefs rather than to import them. Just as Osborne said 12 months ago. No change there then.How awful! How terrible, expecting British-born people to work in the curry house industry! What monsters!
*shrugs* *opens jar of Sharwood's curry sauce*