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TUC says Spring Statement today is a sideshow

13th March 2019

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Spring Statement is sideshow to no-deal threat to workers' jobs and rights, says TUC.

Commenting after today's Spring Statement, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:"While the chancellor pats himself on the back, working people are paying the price for the prime minister’s disastrous mishandling of Brexit.

"Jobs are being lost, plants are under threat and much-needed investment is being cancelled.

"The government created this mess - it must clean it up. That means taking no-deal off the table and seeking an extension of Article 50.

“We need a deal that puts jobs, rights and peace in Northern Ireland first.

"And we need a financial settlement that supports industry and ends austerity once and for all."

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