The Tories Brexit Agenda - The End of Worker's Rights


Tories have hardly made a secret of their ambitions to reverse protections for workers. It's never been very much of a secret and now, emboldened, Brexit'eers are quite happy openly discussing it.

We reported just a few days ago how Priti Patel - the Highest Expenses Claiming MP in the History of Westminster - made a speech at the Institute of Directors in which she argued that leaving the EU would be an opportunity to "cut EU Social and Employment Protections".

Last year there was a furore when Tory MPs Michael Gove, John Whittingdale and others openly asked the Confederation of British Industry which regulations they'd like scrapped, even though PM (in name) Theresa May had guaranteed (but it's a Tory 'Guarantee', remember) that all EU Laws would transfer over to UK Law untouched (although she never stated for how long.)

Brexit'eer Trade Minister Liam Fox was another ...
We must begin by deregulating the employment market ...
and
It is unsustainable to believe that workplace rights should remain untouchable ...
Boris Johnson, never to be outdone, stated ...
The weight of employment regulation is now backbreaking: the collective redundancies directive, the atypical workers directive, the working time directive and a thousand more ...
And Jacob Rees-Mogg piped up from the 1840's ...
I cannot and will not support the employment rights that come from Europe ...
But Andrea Leadsom - a former Tory Leadership Candidate, remember, and currently Leader of the House - outstripped them all when she dreamed of ...
... a future when there was absolutely no regulation whatsoever – no minimum wage, no maternity or paternity rights, no unfair dismissal rights, no pension rights ...
What do all of these Tory MPs have in common ? That's right - they're the most vocal proponents of a Brexit that will realise their dreams.

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