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Labour 'Grabbing the Brexit Bull By the Horns' - Cortes

21 January 2019

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, has welcomed news that the Labour Party has tabled an amendment in Parliament to force Theresa May to legislate to hold a public vote on a Brexit deal, or a proposition that has commanded the support of the majority of the House of Commons.

Manuel Cortes said: “This is an exemplary and timely amendment with Labour now grabbing the Brexit bull by its horns as May continues to pander to the far right in her party and outside it.

“No-deal is a catastrophe which Parliament must avoid at all costs as Jeremy Corbyn has quite rightly refused to broker with May. Our union has long been convinced that the British public must have the final say on any deal.

“By all means Labour must now push the Government to negotiate a damage limiting Brexit and it is right that our Party now insist that the British people have sign off on any deal.

“Of course, not agreeing to the deal and staying as we are must be an option when the people do get that final say."

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