Commenting on the result of the Conservative leadership election today (Tuesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:
“Boris Johnson has spent the past few months talking up a no-deal Brexit that would be catastrophic for public services. But after a decade of austerity, those services can’t afford the shock that crashing out of Europe without a deal would cause.
“Every single one of us must now hold Johnson to his promises – especially the infamous £350 million a week for the NHS. The time for talk is over, our beleaguered public services – particularly social care – demand serious and urgent attention.
“Prime ministers should be elected by the whole country, not an out of touch few. If Boris Johnson really believes he’s ready to lead the country, he should call a general election.”
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.