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Responding to the news of Theresa May's proposal on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK after Brexit, Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now, said:

This amounts to a power grab – a sweeping constitutional rewrite carried out by a government with the slimmest possible majority, without any political consensus, and with important checks and balances missing from key pieces of legislation.

A new briefing released today warns that the Great Repeal Bill that will be outlined in the Queen’s Speech could strip away all manner of vital legal protections from areas including human rights, workers’ rights, financial regulation, the environment and consumer protections.

As the UK looks to start making its own trade policy when it leaves the EU, there is a blank slate. If we do not seek to fill it with trade policy from the perspective of justice and rights, it will be filled by others. Those of us who believe in a more just and equal world for everyone need to start building an alternative vision of trade. One that is both open, international, collaborative and local and democratic.

This is an incredible victory. By Trump’s own admission, people power has forced him to postpone this state visit which Theresa May should never have offered in the first place.

Amidst the series of ill-informed and autocratic policies that Trump has enacted since coming to power, his decision to pull out of the Paris accord stands out as the one that will have the most long-term and disastrous consequences for the world.

Much more wealth is leaving the world’s most impoverished continent than is entering it, according to new research into total financial flows into and out of Africa.

This judgment confirms the need for more accountability and democratic control over trade deals. As Global Justice Now has been highlighting, modern trade deals go way beyond what most people think of as trade. They’re not just about selling more ‘stuff’, they are increasingly about our public services, our ability to regulate big business and the way we actually make laws, affecting everything from health to education to jobs.

In September 2014 the European Commission formally rejected  a ‘European Citizens' Initiative’ from an alliance of European campaigners against the EU-US and EU-Canada trade deals, known as TTIP and CETA. Yesterday the European Court of Justice ruled that it had been wrong to do so and annulled the commission’s decision.
 

A new briefing has outlined the likely elements of a UK-US trade deal and argues that it would contain more extreme forms of all the controversial elements of the deal that was being negotiated between the EU and the USA.

These elements include:

Marks and Spencer have hidden their Easter egg promotional video from Facebook after it was bombarded with people posting an image of M&S's flagship Easter egg, Laid Back Lamb, with a #StopFundingHate flag

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