Message from the General Secretary of the TUC re the suspension of Parliament

To all members of the National Executive

Dear Colleagues

Please find below a statement from the TUC re the suspension of Parliament. Please feel free to share this.

Best wishes

Chris Keates (Ms)

General Secretary (Acting)

Commenting on today’s announcement (Wednesday) by the government to suspend parliament, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“This is a deliberate ploy by the prime minister to duck basic democratic scrutiny, at a time when people’s jobs and livelihoods are on the line.

“By denying parliament a voice, this government is treating the people with contempt.

“The effects of crashing out of the European Union without a deal would be felt for a generation.

“People and parliament together can stop this.

“We’ll support any democratic initiative to stop a disastrous no-deal whether through legislation, a general election or a popular vote.”