Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union were urged to vote for Brexit in 2016 with “six key reasons” on their website. But after failed talks to resolve a bitter dispute over wages, jobs and conditions on the railways with the government, ITV’s Robert Peston questioned whether it was a “mistake”. He asked: “The RMT recommended its members to vote to leave the EU.
It comes as train services were disrupted in Britain as thousands of rail workers staged their second strike of the week.
Only one in five trains run on Thursday and they are mostly restricted to main lines, with around half the network closed.
Services started later than normal at 7:30 am and will close early at 6:30 pm.
The government announced plans to change the law to allow companies to provide skilled agency workers to fill staffing gaps during the strike.