On the Andrew Marr Show, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said that if the Prime Minister doesn’t get a deal that protects jobs, rights and peace in Northern Ireland, then the TUC will mobilise and throw its weight behind the demand for a popular vote on the Brexit deal.
Responding, David Lammy MP, a leading supporter of People’s Vote, said:
“Today’s announcement from the TUC is another welcome sign of the significant and growing momentum for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.
“A botched Brexit threatens the jobs of at least 350,000 trade unionists who work in companies and industries who trade with Europe and would unleash a new round of job-killing austerity in the public services. That is why a growing number of unions representing everyone from nurses to engineers have backed a People’s Vote.
“Trade union negotiators would always put a proposed deal back to their members before it can be agreed, and with so much at stake from Brexit for jobs, rights at work and public services it is right that the country gets to have a say on whatever outcome Theresa May negotiates through a People’s Vote on Brexit.”