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David Davis 'Unforgivably Reckless'

Thursday, December 7, 2017

 

GMB SAYS DAVID DAVIS GUILTY OF "UNFORGIVEABLE RECKLESSNESS" OVER MISSING BREXIT IMPACT ASSESSMENTS

Government “playing fast and loose with people’s livelihoods, communities and the economy”, union warns.

GMB union has warned that Ministers' failure to give any regard to how their plans would affect people's jobs and industries is “unforgivable recklessness.“

The union, which represents more than 600,000 workers in the private and public sectors, commented following Brexit Secretary David Davis appearance before the Brexit Select Committee this morning.

The Brexit Secretary David Davis told MPs that the government has not conducted any impact assessments on Brexit and different sectors of the economy.

Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary said:

"It’s remarkable that Ministers have decided that they haven’t done Brexit impact assessments after all.

“That’s not what they’ve been telling us for the last few months, so either they’ve been leading us up the garden path or they’re playing fast and loose with people’s livelihoods, communities and the economy. It’s unforgivable recklessness.

"It's time that Ministers put people's jobs first and urgently conduct and publish the impact assessments so people can plan for the future. Without them, we’re flying blind.”

ENDS

Contact: GMB Press Office 07958 156846 or press.office@gmb.org.uk

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