Avoid a catastrophic ‘no deal’ at all costs, says UNISON

Commenting on the Brexit vote today (Tuesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“The country has no faith in the prime minister’s ability to get her Brexit deal passed, now it’s clear MPs don’t either. It’s time for a vote of no confidence and a general election so people can vote in a new government to sort out this unholy mess.

“Whatever happens in the days and weeks ahead, a catastrophic no-deal Brexit must be avoided.

“Crashing out of Europe at the end of March would be disastrous for jobs, wages and public services. It would also bin decades of laws guaranteeing people are treated fairly at work, protecting the environment and ensuring our food is safe.

“Article 50 must now be extended to give politicians the best chance of coming up with a lasting deal that unites our divided country.”

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.

Media contacts:

Liz Chinchen T: 0207 121 5463 M: 07778 158175 E: l.chinchen@unison.co.uk

Anthony Barnes T: 0207 121 5255 M: 07834 864794 E: a.barnes@unison.co.uk