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McCluskey accuses government of playing ‘Russian roulette’ amid Brexit resignations

09 July 2018

Len McCluskey, the leader of the UK and Ireland’s largest union Unite accused the UK government of playing ‘Russian roulette with jobs’, following the resignation of David Davis MP, secretary of state for exiting the European Union. 

Responding to David Davis’ resignation Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: "This government continues to play Russian roulette with the jobs and prospects of the people of this country.  

"On the single most important issue facing this country since the second world war, Brexit, the Conservatives fight among themselves while employers and workers watch on in horror.

"Time and again they have shown that they are incapable of putting the interests of the people first in order to chart a course to protect jobs and investment."  

ENDS

For further information please contact the Unite press office on 020 3371 2065 or Unite head of media and campaigns Alex Flynn on 020 3371 2066 or 07967 665869. 

Notes to editors:

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.