Commenting on Boris Johnson’s speech today (Wednesday) to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:
“The claim that the Conservatives are now the party of the NHS is enough to make staff and patients’ blood boil after a decade of damaging Tory austerity.
“But Boris Johnson is right about one thing. The whole country wants Brexit out of the way, but not by crashing out at the end of the month.
“There must be a solution that protects public services, jobs, living standards and peace in Northern Ireland.
“As soon as the Prime Minister agrees to abide by the law, there can be an election.
“Then this divisive catastrophe can be sorted once and for all, and a new government can start to fix our NHS, schools, police and local services.”
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.