Richard Tice, the co-chairman of Leaves Means Leave, accused talkRADIO's Sam Delaney of "media mischief making" after he claimed immigrants had been verbally abused and that "there are people who voted Brexit who thought it meant 'bye bye foreigners'."
Brexit secretary David Davis has claimed the UK won't suddenly stop EU migrants entering the UK, as it will take years for British people to fill the jobs that EU migrants currently do.
Tice told Sam, “it’s about taking back control and being flexible to respond to how the economy is doing.
“It’s been so easy for big business to not invest in training and education," he added. "It’s not right in a sustainable society that the rich get richer and the poor stay poor."
When Sam asked if he thought Davis might want to stay in the single market, Tice dismissed this as "media mischief making".
Director of think tank British Future Sunder Katwala also commented on Davis' claims, and said: “It is a new debate that is starting – if you have control what are the choices you want to make?
“Let’s make sure the government know about that when they’re in the negotiation room," he added. “I think Theresa May will be informed by the public, who are pretty pro-immigration when… it’s balanced well."
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