Brexit labour shortage will force UK to import more fruit – winemaker

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Kent producer issues warning, with horticulture already experiencing shortfall of nearly a third of seasonal workers

The chief executive of Chapel Down, an official wine supplier to 10 Downing Street, has said Britons will “starve” if the door is closed to foreign fruit pickers after Brexit.

England’s biggest winemaker, based in Kent, relies on EU workers to pick grapes for its drinks, which also include beer, cider and gin.

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