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Liam Fox’s trade deals come up against the reality of public opinion


18 April 2018

Eighty-two per cent of Brits would rather not have a trade deal with the US than sacrifice decent food standards. Only 8% would put a trade deal first. So says a new opinion poll conducted by the Institute for Public Policy Research.

Enoch Powell's racist speech isn't a national treasure. Why is the BBC treating it like it is?

Powell’s Rivers of Blood speech is not just a thing of the past but continues to define how many people see immigration today. We must not, in any way shape or form give it uncritical time or celebrate it. But instead, fight the UK’s hostile environment towards migrants and challenge a culture that normalises this speech.

I spent three days with the Zapatistas. Here's what happened.

This 8 March, as women across the world took part in strikes, demonstrations, and walkouts to mark International Women’s Day, thousands gathered in the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico, for a three day summit filled with debates, theatre, art, and even sports, all dedicated to ’women in the struggle’. I was lucky enough to be one of them.

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Opinion poll finds that 88% of North Somerset consituents oppose US food standards being imported, and 63% oppose offering US corporations access to NHS.

Aid

In response to development secretary Penny Mordaunt's launch of an overhaul of British aid today, Global Justice Now has warned that such a strategy is based on outdated ideas of trickle-down economics and risks future financial crises across African and Asian countries.

Campaign group Global Justice Now has criticised the lack of transparency over totemic US-UK trade talks, after the UK’s Department for International Trade and the Office of the United States Trade Representative today released a cursory statement on the latest talks, more than two weeks after they took place.