Mr King added that UK greenhouses, previously known to grow tomatoes, have suffered in recent years.
“North Kent, in Thanet, [had] the largest greenhouses in Europe, which used to be full of peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes,” he explained.
“But those greenhouses have suffered... I hate to say it... but it’s a sector that’s been hurt horribly by Brexit.”
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