European HGV drivers are unlikely to want to come to the UK for three months as it is too expensive and they are treated better on mainland Europe.
That was the message from Polish driver Tomasz Orynski who has been living in the UK for 15 years and is one of the last of his friends not to leave after Brexit.
"To think migrants are like tap water which you can open and close when you need it is just insolence. You even got posters saying: 'A dog is for life, not for Christmas' and this is how you treat your drivers. You just want them to come and rescue and then b***** off when you don't need them," he told Radio 5 Live.
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The UK Government has announced a temporary visa scheme that hopes to attract 5,000 HGV drivers and 5,500 poultry workers brought in on three-month contracts to keep supermarket shelves stocked with turkeys and tackle fuel delivery difficulties which have been facing British drivers in recent days. See all the latest on the fuel crisis in Wales here.
But a Dutch reporter who had spoken to drivers there said they told him: "The EU workers we spoke to will not go to the UK for a short term visa to 'help UK out of the s*** they created themselves'."
Tomasz said he had read comments on a story in a Polish trade magazine about the visa scheme in the UK and said: "A lot of them said to tell Boris that Brexit means Brexit. If you treat people like they were treating Polish drivers you cannot ask them to come back."
He added that the British market was not as attractive as it once had been and the high demand in Europe for drivers means they are very busy and conditions and infrastructure are better.
Imran Mustafa, who moved to Barcelona from Pakistan eight years ago and has been a haulage driver for three years, said he wants to move to the UK to work but the 12-week visa was not enough time to uproot his life.
He told the PA news agency: "It's a temporary visa and it's for a very small time period. These days people don't have the money to travel. No-one wants to travel for just three months.
"I could move as I live on my own but other people – French people, German people, Spanish people – they're already earning a lot of money so why would they move to the UK for three months only on a temporary visa?
"I would move but not for three months. It's not enough time as we don't know the roads, the maps, or how it all works. I think it will create a lot of problems or accidents."
The 32-year-old added that while the pay was not good in Spain, and drivers work long days, there is also a shortage and so there is lots of work available.
"In the UK there is far better income and there isn't a language barrier as there are in places like Spain," he said. "But I think no-one will move for three months. Even from Romania, even from Poland.
"You have to do a lot of tests, fill in a lot of forms, and it's expensive. Most people are living hand to mouth these days."
Mehmet Ozalp, a 28-year-old driver from Mersin in Turkey, who has recently moved to Germany, said he does not believe drivers will come to the UK for the short timespan.
He told PA: "This is a temporary solution. Serious work is required to solve such a big problem for both sides. I would only move for at least six months and above. If you're moving thousands of kilometres it shouldn't be just for three months.
"People who do their jobs well will not come. We have to think: 'What will this contribute to my life?"'
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