Civil servants opposed to the Rwanda migrant policy who strike should be sacked, according to Jacob Rees-Mogg.
It comes after the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union, which represents nearly 16,000 staff in the Home Office and Border Force, admitted it would “consider” industrial action should members be forced to implement measures they consider to be unlawful.
Judicial review has previously been threatened by the PCS after they refused to co-operate with Priti Patel, the former home secretary, with plans to use Border Force jet skis to turn back migrants attempting to cross the Channel.
Speaking on GB News, Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg said: “It seems to me that you can’t go on strike as a civil servant if you don’t like Government policy
“You have to resign, and any civil servant who claims to strike on the basis of opposition to government policy who doesn’t resign should be fired.
“This is not like going on strike over pay or conditions or anything like this.
“It’s a fundamental opposition to the whole basis of our Constitution that has an apolitical civil service.
“Any Home Office civil servant who fails to carry out the lawful instructions of the elected government should be fired.”