Rosie Cooper Labour, West Lancashire
“Prime Minister, my constituents voted to leave, by 55% to 45%, but they want to ensure and believe—and it is a question of trust—that there will be certainty and decent rights for all workers as we leave the EU, and in the future. I welcome the announcement of an employment reform Bill, but given that he had his pen out in answer to my hon. Friend Tracy Brabin, will he set the date and tell us when he is going to put it in this Bill so that we know when it will happen?”
Boris Johnson The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party
“I can confirm that we will be doing that, but it is probably best done in the course of the Bill, and we should get on with the debate as fast as possible. Let me come to our compatriots in Northern Ireland. This Bill upholds in full the Belfast/Good Friday agreement, as Lord Trimble has attested, and our unwavering commitment to Northern Ireland’s place in the Union”.
We can only wonder why Rosie specified just the rights of workers but not the rights of the elderly, the infirm, the almost bus-less society, and why there is still no free off-peak travel, on publicly subsidized trains, for her constituents between Liverpool and Ormskirk, and why the BBC will hammer the oldest among us for its licence fees that are used to pay grotesque salaries to its “Star Talent”.