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Leave.EU Campaign Employs EU Migrants In 'Brexit' Call Centre

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28/03/2016 21:01
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Employees work at their desks inside the Leave.EU campaign headquarters, a party campaigning against Britain's membership of the European Union, in London, U.K., on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

A prominent group campaigning for Britain to leave the European Union employs EU migrants to staff its call centre in Bristol, according to a Guardian report.

Arron Banks, who made millions from the insurance industry and co-founded the Leave.EU campaign, directs a call centre in which employees make calls corralling supporters and donors to the cause.

Visiting the centre, a Guardian reporter met Slovakian Rudolph Svat, a 36-year-old from Kosice, who is reportedly one of four EU migrants working the phones for the campaign.

Leave.EU claims that EU migrants “deprive British citizens of jobs.”

Responding to the report, the millionaire tweeted on Sunday:

The Remain campaign accused Banks of hypocrisy. "For Arron Banks to run a campaign based on division and demonisation while employing EU citizens in his cal4l centre, is the height of hypocrisy," said former Labour leader Neil Kinnock, a member of the Britain Strong in Europe movement.

Svat told the Guardian he is in favour of Brexit. "There will be bigger controls and borders but that's not a bad thing,” he said. "I see people from my own country who come here and are not working and I think it is not correct."

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