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“We can therefore be confident that most members of Unite, Unison and GMB (which have a combined membership of more than 3 million people) really do want the UK to stay in EU, and a chance to vote in a fresh referendum once the negotiations are complete"
"Their reasons are clear. It’s not that trade union members are indulging in gesture politics or ideological breast-beating ……"
#Brexit #PeoplesVote
"They are worried about the impact of Brexit on jobs, taxes, living standards and the NHS. They fear a Brexit Britain would find it harder to sell products and services abroad ...….."
#Brexit #PeoplesVote
"Their attitudes to immigration are especially significant. In the 2016 referendum, one of the arguments for Brexit was that immigrant workers were undercutting the pay of low-paid British workers ..….."
#Brexit #PeoplesVote
"Brexit, so the argument ran, would allow Britain to stop this. As a result, there would be more, and better-paid, jobs for British workers...…."
#Brexit #PeoplesVote
"Many Unite, Unison and GMB members earn below-average wages. They might be expected to support that part of the Brexit agenda. They don’t...…."
#Brexit #PeoplesVote
"Overwhelming majorities, ranging from 74% to 85%, want EU citizens either to have complete freedom of movement to come to the UK, or the freedom to settle here if they have a job or university place lined up...…."
#Brexit #PeoplesVote
"68% of Unison members, 60% of Unite members, and 54% of GMB said they would vote to remain in the EU in any new referendum ....."
#Brexit #PeoplesVote
"The 3 big unions are major, & influential, supporters of Labour party. They cannot, and arguably should not, ignore the wider political context in which they have to decide their stance on Brexit and calls for a people’s vote."
#Brexit #PeoplesVote [END]
@threadreaderapp unroll this thread setting out analysis by @PeterKellner1 of majority support within the membership of @unisontweets @unitetheunion and @GMB for a #Brexit #PeoplesVote
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