Issue date
26 Feb 2018

Commenting on today’s (Monday) speech on Brexit by Jeremy Corbyn, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“The Labour leader’s speech was a welcome step forwards. It provided some of the answers working people need on how their jobs, rights and livelihoods will be protected. And it exposed the threat to manufacturing jobs from the government’s red line on a customs union.

“The ball is now in Theresa May’s court. She must explain how her government will safeguard the Good Friday Agreement and keep Northern Ireland free from a hard border. And she must explain how people’s jobs will be kept safe if we no longer have the benefits of a customs union.”