Friday 18 October 2019 / 10:34 PM Brexit / Laura Pidcock

Government announcement on workers’ rights and environmental standards “not worth the paper it’s written on” – Pidcock

Laura Pidcock MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights, commenting on the Government’s announcement on workers’ rights and environmental standards post-Brexit, said:

“This empty gesture is not worth the paper it’s written on. If Boris Johnson was committed to workers’ rights and environmental rights he wouldn’t have spent the last few weeks removing legally-binding commitments from the Withdrawal Agreement.

“The reality is that when MPs vote they will still be voting on a sell out Tory deal that provides no guarantees on these fundamental rights and would lead to a race-to-the-bottom on conditions for workers across the country and would worsen the climate crisis.”