Gordon Ramsay Says He Voted For Brexit To Give 'Lazy' Britain A "Kick Up The Arse"

The chef doesn't hold back

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You can't say Gordon Ramsay hasn't worked for what he's got. Before his tireless reality TV career, the furious Scot spent decades under the tutelage of total bastards at some of the most high-pressure kitchens in the world, before finding success as a global restaurateur and stacking countless Michelin stars along the way.

So if he wants to spend the rest of his days making elderly restaurant owners cry about their French onion soup on national TV, he's earned it, okay?

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And needless to say, Ramsay has some opinions about the current generation of work-shy chefs that he's encountered over recent years. In fact, according to an interview with Radio Times, it's one of the reasons why he voted for Brexit.

According to Ramsay, a curb in EU migrant labour will help homegrown cooks to find opportunities (as well as work much longer hours for a much low-wage! Huzzah!).

"That level of influx of multinational workers in this country has sort of confirmed how lazy as a nation we are - when individuals from across the seas are prepared to come and work twice as hard for less money," he said.

"If anything, it's a big kick up the arse for the industry, and it's going to get back to the modern-day apprenticeship. So not only do I welcome that kind of change, but I think it's going to put a lot more emphasis on homegrown talent, which I think we need to do."

In the interview he always puts the boot into fellow chef Jamie Oliver and his various health-based political crusades. "It's all very well to spout off now about sugar tax and supermarkets. None of that was spoken about when he was label-slapping with Sainsbury's for 10 years," Ramsay said, referring to Oliver's £10 million deal with the supermarket chain. "Sadly, the only time he opens his mouth is when he's got something to promote."

Oliver had previously tried to pull a plug on the feud in August, saying "He's got four kids and I've got five kids and I don't want to be slagging off some kids' dad on telly. It's not nice." However, it emerged that Ramsay's wife, Tana, was "mortified" by the remark as she had suffered a miscarriage of her fifth child last year.

In the revealing interview, in which Ramsay was promoting his upcoming drugs documentary, the chef revealed that the restaurant industry is rife with cocaine.

He told of how a customer last Christmas had asked for a side plate to be swapped because he had used it to snort the drug, and revealed that a private dinner party had once asked him to dust his soufflés with cocaine.

Check out the trailer for 'Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine' below: