As they report
It has emerged that Mr Gill, who lives in Anglesey, was a director of a number of family businesses that owned property and provided care services on contract to Hull City Council in Yorkshire.Mr Gill said he did not consider there was any inconsistency between his role as a Ukip politician advocating Ukip’s policies and his previous role as someone involved in importing labour from overseas.
He yesterday confirmed he had employed “dozens” of immigrants from new EU countries like Poland and others from the Phillipines. He also said he had provided “bunkhouse” accommodation for employees and others who had migrated from eastern Europe.
One of Ukip’s major campaign policies at the recent election was its opposition to unlimited migration from other EU countries.
Mr Gill said: “We employed people from overseas because we could not find local workers to do the jobs. We had a care home of our own, but mostly our workers were employed on home care contracts we had with Hull City Council and other organisations. The workers were paid more than the minimum wage, but not massively more.
“The amount we could afford to pay was determined by the amount of money we received from the council.
“Working in care is quite tough and we had a big turnover of staff. The bunkhouses were temporary accommodation we offered to people coming from overseas until they could get something more permanent. We charged £50 a week inclusive of electricity to people who would be earning between £200 and £300 a week. I wish I had that proportion of spending money left after paying my mortgage.”
“So far as the workers from the Philippines were concerned, it was not at all easy to get work permits. We had to demonstrate the lengths we had gone to in trying to recruit local labour. Work permits would not have been granted if we could have recruited locally.One thing that that occurs to me that when looking at immigration it is people like Gil who are the problem.
In an age when people are on Zero Hour contracts and Manufacturing Jobs are no longer full time and workers contracts come from a Agency and not the place where they are working. It is open to the exploitation of workers.
Immigrants can be housed in condition like those used by Mr Gill and bussed to a place of work
- They will be unaware of Employment Rights
- Or claim about working condition including Health and Safety
- They are unlikely to be a member of a Trade Union
- They will work for the Minimum Wage
Its not the Immigrants who are the problem ,its the bastards who exploit them which as always been the
But the whole affair exposes the likes of those who represent Ukip.
They are the sort of people who believe there should be no Rules that they should be free to do what ever they like.
Of course that only apply to them anyone one who confronts their vision if they ever get in to power will be dealt with severely
Gill of course can now just sit back spend his Wages as A MEP and do nothing at all in the European Parliament.
Indeed I believe he has already indicated that what he intends to do.
One question that mus be addressed, is why was it left tot a Welsh blogger with limited resources to expose this and were the media including the Wasting Mule aware of before or during the election.
One final point am I alone in finding Peter Black attempt to link story with events in Portsmouth where his Party lost the leadership of the council due to the Tories, Labour and Ukip voting for the Tory leader pathetic?