Shelagh Fogarty is Leading Britain's Conversation.
9 September 2017, 09:36
Tom said his Romanian staff work harder, for less, than their British counterparts.
This week Labour MP Owen Smith appeared on the Daily Politics show to pronounce he had “no problem with British jobs for British workers as an aspiration.”
Andrews Castle was discussing the phrase, which has permeated British politics, with Guardian columnist Rachel Shabi and Steven Woolfe, Independent MEP and former UKIP Migration Spokesman this morning when he received a call from Tom in Chelmsford.
Tom said there wasn't anything wrong with "British jobs for British workers," that "we have to prioritise British people in this country" and he "takes pride in going out and earning money for his family."
He deplored Britain's "benefit culture" where's "it's too easy to sit on our back sides and watch Jeremy Kyle."
"People don't want to go and do 'menial jobs.' I employ a team of 10 valets, one of them is an English guy. The rest of them are from Romania and other countries. They work their rear-ends off every single day."
I wonder how many uk workers will be lining up to pick strawberries once the migrants have gone? How many will clean toilets? Sweep streets?— Rick (@Rick_avfc) September 9, 2017
So they should. Where I live in the UK, locals struggle to find a job because it's a tourism area and migrants seem to have all the jobs...— LoveDartsLove (@LuvDartsBeerLuv) September 9, 2017
Andrew asked: "Do you pay your foreign workers less than you would have to pay British workers?"
Tom: "[Laughter] Potentially yes. Look I work for a company that employs a separate company. I couldn't comment whether we do 100 per cent or not."
Andrew: "It's true isn't it mate, you pay them less. They help your business, by taking less out of your business and doing a fantastic job, right?"
Tom: "The one thing I would say contrary to that, is when they go home to see their families we do get in English guys - and they don't work as hard."
Watch the amazing clip in full above.