7 March 2017
Commenting on the report published today (Tuesday) by the International Trade Committee on UK trade options after Brexit, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“This report is an important reminder of the price working people will pay if we crash out of the EU into WTO trading rules. It would raise the cost of living and make it harder for British businesses to sell their goods and services in EU countries.
“The committee is right to recommend keeping a level playing field with the rest of the EU on workers’ rights, consumer safety and protecting Britain’s environment. We don’t want British people to fall behind and become the second class citizens of Europe.”
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Issued: 7 March, 2017