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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:

Opposition to a US-UK trade deal is a key issue for the Stop Trump protests, which come ahead of MPs voting on the 'power grab' Trade Bill on Tuesday.

As MPs finally get to debate CETA, the EU-Canada trade deal, in parliament today, civil society groups warn this toxic trade deal threatens our democracy and public services, calling on MPs to reject it.

Trade deals with US and others could undermine devolution. Campaigners demand a voice in trade for Welsh Assembly

A new briefing released today warns that the power of ‘Big Tech’ corporations like Google, Amazon, and Facebook pose a serious threat to the fight against global poverty and inequality.

Migrant solidarity campaigners this morning blocked the entrance to the Home Office in Westminster to demand the government puts a stop to its hostile environment policy towards immigrants, following the resignation of Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

Global Justice Now welcomes plans for mass protests against the visit of US President Donald Trump to the UK in July, and rejects warnings that a hostile reception could harm a US-UK trade deal.

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Mordaunt's launch of an overhaul of British aid today, Global Justice Now has warned that such a strategy is based on outdated ideas of trickle-down economics and risks future financial crises across African and Asian countries.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

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