Issue date
26 Jan 2018

Commenting on today’s (Friday) speech by Brexit Secretary David Davis, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

"The speech was more about stopping a backbench rebellion than getting the best Brexit for working people.

“The Bank of England chief says that we are losing £200 million a week because of Brexit uncertainty. This should be a wake-up call for the Prime Minister. She must show leadership and put the national interest ahead of Conservative infighting.

“The priority for Brexit must be to protect jobs, investment and rights at work. The best option we see of achieving this is to stay part of the single market.

“It’s time for the government to put UK inclusion in the single market on the table for the next round of negotiations.”