Daily Brexit Update: Tuesday 14th August 2018
Now that there are fewer EU workers coming to the UK to work there is upward pressure on wages. This can only be good news for the average person in the country's workforce.
This has prompted Paul Embery, from the campaign group Trade Unionists Against the EU, to say:
"A report finds more than half of firms have raised starting salaries to recruit staff and put up wages to retain existing workers.
“To those trade unionists who maintained the fiction that free movement did not affect wages: Hang your heads in shame.”
And Alan Fleming from Adecco said:
"With Brexit looming we're seeing a talent shortage and a more competitive marketplace.
"In this candidate-short landscape the pressure is on employers to not only offer an attractive salary, but also additional benefits."
The knock on effect of this will be that rising wages in the UK will make it a more attractive place for the brightest and best from around the world to make the effort to apply to come here without depressing wages.
According to Rafael Baer writing in the Guardian,the Labour Party is moving slowly towards becoming a Remain party. He says that Jeremy Corbyn will be forced into this by the younger party members.
With the former UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, asking on his LBC show if you trust Corbyn as Labour leader:
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) August 13, 2018
MEP Steven Woolfe says that the Chequers deal keeps us effectively in the EU and a vassal state (video):
And the current UKIP leader, Gerard Batten, knows where to lay the blame for Brexit problems:
Today’s Sunday Express: If we had a genuine Leave PM we would have left the EU already & national optimism would be surging. Instead we’ve had two years of relentless differing by May to delay & impede Brexit in order to either not leave or leave in name only. May must go! pic.twitter.com/AAYVjTJEyd
— Gerard Batten MEP (@GerardBattenMEP) August 12, 2018