THE Prime Minister will be held personally responsible for every job lost in the event of a no-deal Brexit, a union leader has warned.

Steve Turner, assistant general secretary of Unite, challenged Boris Johnson to join him visiting workplaces to see for himself the impact of leaving the EU without a deal.

He told the TUC Congress in Brighton: “I want to challenge Johnson to come with me, anytime, to Vauxhall at Ellesmere Port, to Toyota or the Port of Dover, to any hospital or care home reliant on doctors, nurses, porters and cleaners from across the globe and tell them it’ll be alright on the night.

“He won’t because it won’t and he knows it. A man hell bent on ditching convention and rewriting the rules, even destroying his own party, in pursuit of his ideological drive to take us out of the European Union on October 31 without a deal.

“We know why Johnson and the rest of his ‘Eton mess’ wants to leave the European Union.

“To slash workers’ rights, undermine environmental standards and remove consumer protections.

“To open up our NHS to big US corporations and to transform the UK into an even lower tax, free market economy. A Singapore off the shores of Europe.

“We also know that their gateway to this destructive fantasy is a no-deal Brexit.”

Mr Turner said nobody voted for a no-deal Brexit that would be a “catastrophic disaster” for working people.

The TUC has set out a series of tests for any Brexit deal, including maintaining workers’ rights, preserving frictionless trade, and no hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

A statement by the TUC general council said: “During the past three years, we have consistently called on the government to secure a Brexit deal that protects jobs, rights and peace.

“But after three years of failure, this PM is set on a hard right Tory Brexit that would be devastating.”