Commenting on the Prime Minister calling a snap general election, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary, said:
“The Prime Minister's reasons for calling an election are bewildering. If she thinks the country is ‘coming together’ following the Brexit vote she is deluded. It is quite clear that the country is deeply divided on Brexit.
“Holding a General Election after firing the starting gun on the Brexit negotiations is a cynical tactic designed to legitimise the hard Brexit approach already decided by her Government. It will have no impact on this approach and will simply serve to shut down genuine debate on what Brexit could and should mean.
“This election smacks of political manoeuvring rather than democracy.”
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