The CEO of a UK tech company threatened to fire staff that voted Labour if Corbyn won

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
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Imagine being told by your employer that you would be first in the firing line if you voted for a particular political party.

Well, that’s exactly what happened to staff at Storm Technologies in Watford, according to a BBC report.

John Brooker reportedly sent an email to employees informing them that they would be in line for redundancy if they voted for Labour in last week’s General Election.

The email, sent on the day of the election, said: “Labour voters will be made redundant first if Labour do win and things slow down”.

After the GMB union said Brooker’s email was “unacceptable and morally wrong,” Brooker reportedly claimed that the email was “banter” and that it was “made in jest”.

The email was sent to more than 100 employees that work at Storm Technologies in Croxley Business Park, according to the BBC.

It also said: “If by any chance Labour win, we’ll have to re-think a few things.” Brooker added: “Feel free to vote for whoever you want but I have said my piece.”

Warren Kenny from the GMB told the BBC: “A boss should not be harassing employees or interfering with their right to vote for who they wish – it’s Dickensian, workhouse nonsense.

“Any staff working for John Brooker should have been able to vote for their candidate or party of choice without fear for their jobs and their livelihoods.”

Storm Technologies did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.