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Commenting on today’s GDP figures, which show the second quarter of 2019 falling into negative growth at -0.2%, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“Negative growth at home and weaker growth around the world is a major worry for workers and business.

“The Prime Minister’s toxic threat to crash out of the EU without a deal only adds to the alarm. It damages confidence in the economy, putting people’s jobs at risk.

 “No responsible leader would contemplate inflicting such a crisis on the nation.

“The government should protect us from the current dangers by taking no-deal off the table and giving our economy urgent support through investment in public services.”