The Prime Minister and Parliament

28 August 2019

ASLEF, the train drivers trade union, has condemned Boris Johnson's decision to try to sideline Parliament in the run up to Brexit.

 

Mick Whelan, general secretary, said: 'Whatever your views on Brexit, the democratic process must underpin what is done in all our names – or civil unrest will be the result.

 

'It is disturbing that a Prime Minister, who only has a mandate from the Conservative Party, and not from the electorate, is trying to undermine the foundations of our democracy.

 

'And while people did vote, three years ago, to leave the European Union, no one voted to leave without a deal.

 

'The best way forward is to call a general election and let the people decide.'

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