Two in three staff ‘to exit over Brexit’

Sunday Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - BY OLIVER MILNE, ALAN SELBY and NI­COLA SMALL

TWO thirds of the highly skilled EU work­ers liv­ing in Bri­tain say they may now quit be­cause of Brexit.

They in­clude key staff work­ing in sci­ence and re­search, the nu­clear in­dus­try, na­tional her­itage, avi­a­tion and the arts.

A sur­vey by Prospect, the union for pro­fes­sion­als, got more than 6,200 re­sponses – with 85 per cent feel­ing less wel­come.

And eight in 10 say their jobs are less se­cure.

Prospect’s Mark Clancy urged bosses to stump up £65 fees for per­ma­nent set­tle­ment af­ter Brexit.

He said: “It’s de­press­ing the large ma­jor­ity feel less wel­come. It would be a dis­as­ter if they left.” A FAR-RIGHT yel­low vest pro­tester was de­scribed as “ex­traor­di­nar­ily fright­en­ing” by a judge who jailed him for a kid­nap plot.

Danny Thomas, who is body­guard to po­lit­i­cal ag­i­ta­tor Tommy Robin­son, was given two years af­ter three thugs tried to snatch a man at knife­point.

The gang mis­tak­enly be­lieved ieved their vic­tim had stolen drugs worth th £10,000.

Jail­ing them, Recorder r Wil­liam Mous­ley QC said: “This would d have been an ex­traor­di­nar­ily fright­en­ing ng in­ci­dent.

“It was cow­ardly... an ex­tremely un­pleas­ant in­ci­dent.”

Dad-of-four Thomas, 29, was as jailed at Portsmouth Crown Court in n 2016 af­ter he and two oth­ers ad­mit­ted at­tempted kid­nap. They had swooped on a house in Hayling Is­land, Hants, telling elling their vic­tim “they were £10,000 down”. own”.

Pros­e­cu­tor Robert Grif­fiths hs said: “They were all say­ing ‘ You’re ou’re com­ing with us’. It seems they got com­pletely the wrong per­son.”

De­tails of Thomas’s past came as he at­tended a yel­low vest rally yes­ter­day.

Fel­low ag­i­ta­tor James God­dard, 29, was ar­rested by po­lice on sus­pi­cion of a pub­lic or­der of­fence in re­la­tion to an in­ci­dent at West­min­ster last Mon­day.

Pro­test­ers had swarmed around Tory MP Anna Soubry and branded her a “Nazi”. Nazi . Thomas, mean­while, was seen in i pic­tures from a Lon­don demo the da day be­fore. He was goad­ing goadin po­lice, jab­bing his h finger and in the th

thick of the th ac­tion as of­fi­cers tried to main­tain or­der. Thomas has risen to promi­nence on the far right since be­ing re­leased from prison last year.

He has ap­peared gloat­ing at the side of English De­fence League founder Robin­son, 36, who is now an ad­viser to UKIP leader Ger­ard Bat­ten.

Thomas has also ap­peared with Mr Bat­ten and trav­elled to Ger­many to cam­paign with anti-Is­lamic group Pegida.

He brands him­self Danny Tommo in on­line videos and claims to be “re­port­ing” on the yel­low vests. He told the Sun­day Mirror he had turned his life around, say­ing: “When I went to prison I was away from my chil­dren. I took what I was given, I ac­cepted what I did was wrong. I came out and all I did was make sure I bet­tered my­self, I go to church ev­ery week.

“I sup­port Tommy. I’m do­ing what’s right for me to have karma for the fu­ture.

“I did wrong, I’ve changed my life around and now I’m do­ing good.”

BOASTS

In so­cial me­dia videos he called on sup­port­ers to at­tend yes­ter­day’s demo and in­structed them not to put on their vests be­fore they reach rally points.

He also has an on­line dona­tions site on which he boasts of or­gan­is­ing five demos with more than 200,000 at­ten­dees in the past year. Thomas uses the page to fund his ac­tivist life­style af­ter PayPal stopped ac­cept­ing pay­ments.

Face­book has also deleted the pages of fel­low far-right cam­paign­ers.

Thomas added yes­ter­day: “I re­port on the yel­low vests. I 100 per cent sup­port

Ev­ery now and then far-right groups group crawl out from un­der a rock... rock.. these are no dif­fer­ent

MP ANNA SOUBRYS ON PRO­TEST­ERS WHO IN­TIM­I­DATED HER

CHRIS Grayling is un­der pres­sure to can­cel his £14mil­lion deal with a ferry firm that has no ships.The Trans­port Sec­re­tary wants Seaborne Freight to run ships be­tween Bel­gium and Rams­gate, Kent, by the time we leave the EU.Mr Grayling’s plan is to take the pres­sure off Dover in the event of a No Deal.Now Shadow Trans­port Sec­re­tary Andy McDon­ald is to urge Mr Grayling to axe the con­tract.In a let­ter, he said: “It is clear that this con­tract and the com­pany it has been awarded to is un­suit­able and should be re­voked im­me­di­ately.“I’m as­ton­ished you awarded it to a com­pany with no money, no ships, no track record, no em­ploy­ees, no ports, one tele­phone line, and no work­ing web­site or sailing sched­ule.”He ac­cused Mr Grayling of not do­ing due dili­gence be­fore seal­ing the deal.Mr McDon­ald added: ”You ef­fec­tively gifted the com­pany the work with­out any form of com­pe­ti­tion.” CONDID CAM­ERA Ex-jail­bird Thomas at rally yes­ter­day

TAR­GET MP Anna Soubry

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