Tuesday 17 December 2019 / 7:26 PM Brexit / John McDonnell

John McDonnell warns Tory Brexit plan will sacrifice basic rights

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor,  responding to reports that the government will cut workers’ rights and environmental protections from its EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill and that a no-deal Brexit cannot be ruled out, said:

“This is a sign of things to come from a government that will sacrifice our basic rights and certainty for business at the altar of turning the UK into a Trump-supporting tax haven.”

“Boris Johnson has already given up the effort to get a good deal with the EU to leap into the arms of Donald Trump as soon as possible with a toxic deal to sell out our NHS and food safety.

“Boris Johnson’s government may go down as the most dishonest administration in history – and Labour will stand shoulder to shoulder with the British people to fight it every step of the way.”