UNISON Northern Ireland

New deal is a ‘huge leap backwards’ says UNISON

Commenting on the new Brexit deal announced today (Thursday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“This deal isn’t a step forward, it’s a huge leap backwards. It would risk every workplace right and leave public services exposed and vulnerable.

“The only quick free trade deals to be had would involve the UK paying a heavy price, with the US only interested if the NHS were handed over lock, stock and barrel.

“Protecting peace in Northern Ireland is paramount too. But all communities should have a say in the country’s future, not just the DUP.

“There is nothing here for any Labour MP to vote for.”