Responding to the publication of the government’s first batch of technical notices on plans for a no-deal Brexit, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“These papers confirm that a no-deal Brexit is not a credible option.
“It would be devastating for working people. Jobs and rights at work would be under threat, and price increases would hit already-struggling families hard.
“The government cannot allow us to crash out. The prime minister must throw out her red lines, face down the extremists in her party, and negotiate a deal that works for the whole of the UK.”
Notes to editors:
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