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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver said European immigrants are much "tougher" workers than the "wet behind the ears" young Britons. We asked on our Facebook page whether you agreed with his comments, here is a selection of your answers:
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver said "it's all very well" for people to complain about immigration but that immigrant workers have been good for his business.
He told Good Housekeeping magazine: "I think our European immigrant friends are much stronger, much tougher.
"If we didn't have any, all of my restaurants would close tomorrow. There wouldn't be any Brits to replace them.
"It's all very well when people are slagging off immigration and I'm sure there are problems. Older people always complain about youth and I think it's a good thing because it is always changing. The young will be better at different things. But long hours in hot kitchens is not one of them!"
TV chef Jamie Oliver has praised European immigrants saying they are much "tougher" workers than the "wet behind the ears" young Brits.
Oliver told Good Housekeeping magazine that his restaurants would shut immediately if he had to find only British staff.
He said: "The average working hours in a week was 80 to 100. That was really normal in my 20s. But the EU regulation now is 48 hours,which is half a week's work for me. And they still whinge about it!
"British kids particularly, I have never seen anything so wet behind the ears! I have mummies phoning up for 23-year-olds saying to me, 'My son is too tired'. On a 48-hour-week! Are you having a laugh?"