Commenting on the Prime Minister’s plan for an extended suspension of Parliament, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:
“This outrageous manoeuvre has been made to silence all opposition in the most dictatorial way.
“Our parliamentary democracy is the envy of the world, but it’s being stamped upon and disregarded by a Prime Minister who’s not gone near a public vote.
“Boris Johnson is treating the future of the UK like the plot of a far-fetched political TV drama. The country must be asked for its view on Brexit right now. That’s the only way.”
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.