Commenting on the EU’s decision to grant the UK an extension to Brexit until 31 October, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:
“Six months should be enough time to solve the UK’s Brexit quandary, but only if politicians come together and compromise. It’s a sensible move and something UNISON has been calling for.
“Thankfully a disastrous no-deal is off the cards for now. But if the PM sticks with her red lines and runs down the clock, that nightmare could soon be upon us again.
“The country needs a grown-up relationship with Europe and one that takes account of the June 2016 result. That means a customs union and a single market relationship with the EU.”
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