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The 12 Lies of Brexit - 9. No Regression On Rights

December 9, 2019 6:58 PM

£800 tax cut for 24m workers (Stirling and Clacks Scottish Liberal Democrats)Workers' rights would be even further watered down in Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement when compared to May's. This phrase of 'no regression' replaced an entire section of May's deal, which was dedicated to protecting workers' rights. But this is exactly what Johnson wants.

The economic argument for Brexit, put forward by Johnson, Farage and their financial backers is one of de-regulation.

They want to turn London in to 'Singapore on Thames', and transform Britain into a low tax and low regulation economy.

Hard fought and won workers' rights don't fit into this economic model.

As such, this 'no regression' clause has not been backed up with any legal certainty. As TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady put it; "we still have no legally binding guarantee that UK rights will keep pace with EU minimum standards."

Do you really trust Boris Johnson to protect workers' rights outside the EU?

We don't. Johnson is the least trustworthy politician in modern British political history. We don't trust him to do right by the British public. That's why we're fighting to stop him.