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Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade, appeared today before the European Scrutiny Committee to discuss why the Government did not give MPs the chance to debate CETA (EU-Canada trade deal) before the Council expected to agree its implementation.

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Responding to the news that the EU was unable to sign CETA, the free trade deal between Canada and the EU as had originally been planned on Thursday, as a result of the Belgian prime minister failing to secure the support of regional authorities, Guy Taylor the trade campaigner for Global Justice Now said:

European governments today failed to sign off the EU-Canada trade deal known as CETA. Campaign group Global Justice Now welcomed the defeat of CETA deal, which they claim will lead to an increase in the power of big business over our food standards, public services and decision-making.

In response to CETA critic and MEP José Bové being denied entry to Canada, Nick Dearden director of Global Justice Now said:
“This is yet another example of how serious a challenge to our democracy CETA is, and how desperate governments are to avoid scrutiny. When even elected representatives are barred from properly criticising CETA, there can be no doubt that deals like CETA are a direct attack on our democracy”.

In an attempt to keep the EU-Canada trade deal CETA on track, the European Commission has drawn up a declaration aimed at reassuring those worried by the implications of the deal. A five page document was leaked last night and has been scrutinised by lawyers and trade experts.

Guy Taylor, the trade campaigner for Global Justice Now said

Global Justice Now welcomes the announcement of the Just Trade policy by shadow trade secretary Barry Gardiner MP at Labour Party conference this morning. Nick Dearden, the director of Global Justice Now said:
"We are delighted that Labour agrees with us that the toxic trade deals TTIP and CETA are an affront to our democracy and dignity. We also agree that the government's desire to join the secret TISA deal is about giving more power to the world's oligarchs

A new briefing released today has outlined a series of ‘Brexit Red Lines’ that MPs should support if the UK’s exit from the EU is to happen on the most progressive terms possible.

The death of TTIP is a victory for the ordinary people across Europe who stood alongside trade unions, civil society groups, activists and consumer watchdogs to prevent this massive corporate power grab.

A spoof video game pits ‘Farm Heroes’ up against controversial agribusiness giant Monsanto as they struggle to wrestle control of their farms away from the corporation.

Yesterday Theresa May’s announced that she will use £100 million of UK aid money on controlling immigration from Africa, among other things to encouraging refugees to return to Somalia. In response Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now, said:

Responding to the most recent batch of documents leaked relating to the Trade In Services Agreement (TiSA) leaked by Greenpeace Netherlands, Nick Dearden the director of Global Justice Now said:

A new trade deal about to be signed between Canada and the EU will open the floodgates to Canadian and US corporations suing European governments. Those are the findings of a new report released today by European campaign groups including Global Justice Now and Corporate Europe Observatory. The report is released after a weekend of demonstrations across Europe which involved well over 300,000 protestors opposed to the deal.