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GMB responds to 'hugely disappointing' Labour resignations

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18 Feb 2019
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GMB, Britain’s general union, has responded to this morning’s resignations by seven Labour MPs.

Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary, said:

“It’s hugely disappointing that a handful of MPs chose to attack policies that would change the lives of millions of people as they exit stage right. 

“A new party for tinkering around the edges is categorically not what people in the U.K. need. 

It’s hugely disappointing that a handful of MPs chose to attack policies that would change the lives of millions of people as they exit stage right. 

Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary

“Of course anti-semitism must be tackled, GMB Union has been very clear on that, but it’s obvious from the contributions made today that for those leaving it’s about far more than that - they fundamentally disagree with policies that GMB Union believes would change lives. 

“I gritted my teeth through the Blair era, when I disagreed with the Labour Government on a host of issues. But I stayed in the party because Labour in power is always better than the alternative. 

“It would be unforgivable now for those who have resigned to stand against good Labour candidates, risking a Tory Government.”

 

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