Two in three staff ‘to exit over Brexit’
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.
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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.”
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