Commenting on the Prime Minister’s address to the 1922 Committee, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Theresa May can leave Downing Street, but the country won’t notice a difference while the Conservative Party remains in power.
“The UK doesn’t need to change the DJ, it needs to change the record. The people must now be given a say on who runs the country in a general election.
“In the meantime, MPs must find a way to protect jobs, wages, public services, rights at work and peace in Northern Ireland. Theresa May’s flawed deal fails all these vital tests.
“A customs union and involvement in the single market would respect the referendum and do what’s best for the country. Norway+ and Labour’s Brexit deal would both do this. MPs should get behind these options and end the Brexit paralysis.”
Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in both the public and private sectors.
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