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Employment rights could be at risk following Brexit, warns MP

By Kate Ferguson

British workers could lose many of their employment rights after Brexit unless the Government draws up new laws to protect them, a Labour MP has warned.

Prominent Brexiteers rubbished claims made during the referendum campaign that leaving the EU would result in a bonfire of workers' rights.

But former shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has commissioned research by the House of Commons Library highlighting the EU laws that enshrine employment rights.

Mr Umunna, chairman of Vote Leave Watch, has written to the Prime Minister warning her that a failure to protect these rights would amount to "a betrayal of British workers".

The letter states: "You have said repeatedly that 'Brexit means Brexit'. But you must now begin to set out what this means."

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