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Manuel Cortes statement on Johnson's General Election Announcement

24 October 2019

TSSA has labelled a sham Boris Johnson’s offer to grant MPs more time to debate Brexit if they agree to a 12th December General Election.

TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes said, “Johnson's offer is a sham and shows how desperate he has become because we aren't leaving the EU on 31st October. We need a General election to end this Zombie Tory government but not one with strings attached.

“Our country will soon be going to the polls to decide what kind of future we want for ourselves and our children. Make no mistake, however much Johnson wants to make this an election about Brexit, far, far more is at stake.

“Let's be clear, Labour is offering the British public the final say on Brexit. Yet, all the Tories have to offer is more of the same. An economy rigged for the richest 1% and a divided country poisoned by the Tories’ nasty politics.

“Soon we will have a clear choice. Labour under Jeremy Corbyn offers us a bright new dawn. An economy and a Britain for the many not the few. Don’t just dream about a better Britain in a better world. When the election comes, let's make it happen by voting and campaigning for a Labour victory.

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Manuel Cortes is available for interviews.
All queries to Liz Warren-Corney, TSSA Media and Comms Officer, 07341 737817,


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