Yeah, I think you're looking at that through (let's say) a very particular lens; possibly 'I bet she voted Brexit so she can fuck off', but perhaps look at what she actually said (my bold)
"Palmer says it’s difficult to distinguish what is Brexit and what is the pandemic: “It’s just all come together in one mighty swirl of a disaster zone.”"
"“when actually no one truly knew what the outcome would be. It was a bonkers thing to go to a referendum on""
“There is no chance we would be where we are now without the skills of people coming from other countries.”
"we’re pretty hot on the work-life balance, and the life part is pretty fun, with beaches and surfing. So it’s always been attractive for hospitality team members from across Europe.”
"Workers came from all over: Spain, Italy, France, Poland, Romania, Estonia, sometimes whole families. Some came for just a summer, to practise their English; others came over and settled. They brought experience with them, says Palmer. “They have a greater understanding of what our European guests want, and a skill level you don’t always see in UK hospitality workers. In Europe, a lot of young people have part-time jobs from around the age of 16, so when they come over at 18 or 20 they have already got quite a bit of work experience. They understand that if work starts at nine, you turn up at five to nine. We end up doing quite a lot of life-skills training for people who have been brought up in the UK.”
"She thinks her business will survive, by looking hard at costs, but that some hotels won’t and that it’s going to be incredibly tough for the industry."
Yes, I think your reading of the article is pretty simplistic. 'Apparently decent business owner relates economic realities of multiple converging adverse events on her sector' seems closer to the mark. But then she's "posh" so fuck her eh?