Issue date
15 Jan 2019

Embargo: For immediate release
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Time for people to have the final say on Brexit, says TUC

Commenting on parliament’s rejection of the Withdrawal Bill, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“This crushing defeat shows that Theresa May is out of options. It’s time to give the people the final say, whether through a general election or popular vote.

“Working people need a government that’s fit to govern, and for politicians to put jobs and rights first.

“And as a first step, the prime minister must immediately secure an extension of Article 50.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

- The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together more than 5.5 million working people who make up our 49 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living.

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