Friday was the most exciting demonstration I’ve been to for a decade. 250,000 of us stood up to the divisive, bigoted, climate-change-denying policies of Donald Trump. It was the biggest protest against Trump outside the US to date, which made international headlines.
We pay our taxes. So why don’t corporations? Billions of euros are lost each year due to corporate tax avoidance, depriving public budgets of much-needed resources to fund education, health care, social services, and much more.
"I have no intention of even giving him the time to march”. “Just ignore him and he’ll go away”. Among the enthusiastic responses to our call for people to march against Trump, we’ve also had a few along these lines.
An amendment by Caroline Lucas MP (NC3) to give parliament control of post-Brexit trade deals was defeated by 30 votes in the House of Commons this afternoon as MPs debated the Trade Bill. Other amendments to give devolved administrations statutory powers over trade were also defeated before the Trade Bill debate moved on to discuss the customs unions
Campaign groups Global Justice Now and War on Want have condemned Liam Fox’s transparency concessions on the Trade Bill ahead of tomorrow’s Third Reading as inadequate, following Liam Fox’s statement to parliament this afternoon.
Commenting on Donald Trump's statement that the UK's Brexit plans will 'probably kill' a US-UK trade deal, Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now and steering committee member of the Stop Trump Coalition said: