Thursday’s Brexit Questions
On Thursday I was drawn to question the Ministers for Exiting the European Union on their work in Government. My opening question was whether the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill proposals will include for a mechanism to ensure that UK workers’ rights and protections remain in line with EU rights and protections after the UK leaves the EU. As we leave the European Union it is vital that the Government doesn’t take us in a direction opposite to why we voted to leave, and that our workers receive at least the same levels of protections.
I followed this question up by asking the Ministers to detail the precise mechanism that they will use to work with trade unions and employers to ensure that Britain does not become the ‘low-standards capital of Europe’ post-Brexit and to maintain workers’ rights over time. The Minister wasn’t able to do this, but you can watch his response to both my questions by clicking here.