Little Statement on Big Development

TUAEU welcomes the initiative of the prime minster to talk to the leader of the opposition to broker a common approach to Brexit. The stranglehold of the right wing of the Tory party has been broken, Brexit belongs to the people and not to the ERG.

May’s offer of talks with Jeremy Corbyn will be received with relief and wholehearted support by workers who were beginning to worry lest Brexit will be delayed indefinitely or abandoned altogether by MPs the majority of whom campaigned and voted remain in the referendum.

Brexit was always driven by workers; now workers are behind the wheel.

The Withdrawal Agreement is the only vehicle for Brexit. Future relationship with the EU is for the future. Once we are out, the balance of forces will change in our favour and, as a sovereign nation, can take any path we wish to serve the interest of workers and the nation.