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Responding to the results of the EU referendum and the impacts on TTIP, Nick Dearden, the director of Global Justice Now said:

Responding to the news that the majority of people in the UK had almost certainly voted to leave the EU, Nick Dearden the director of Global Justice Now said:

"Britain’s decision to leave the European Union opens up a world of uncertainty in which we must now navigate in a positive direction.

For years UK aid money has increasingly been going into dubious private sector development projects and into the pockets of wealthy Western consultants, according to a campaign group Global Justice Now, ahead of a parliamentary debate on Monday on aid spending.

On Tuesday lunchtime the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to accept a highly critical report made by the EU Development Committee on the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition – an aid initiative that has received £600 million from DFID.
 

Today was the EU’s third attempt to reach a decision about whether or not to relicense glyphosate for use in Europe. But, as with the previous two attempts to reach a decision on glyphosate’s European licence, the Expert Committee has yet again been unable to come to a decision. This was despite the fact that the original proposal to grant a 15 year relicense had been reduced to a 12-18 month temporary relicense.

On Monday a vote in the European Parliament is expected to accept a highly critical report made by the EU Development Committee on the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition – an aid initiative that has received £600 million from DFID.

Today Jeremy Corbyn announced that the Labour Party will oppose the EU-US trade deal TTIP "as it stands" at a rally in central London. 

Responding Jeremy Corbyn’s speech today, Nick Dearden, the director of Global Justice Now said:

A set of notes that were allegedly made during the EU Foreign Affairs/Trade-Council on 13 May in Brussels, appears to show the UK aggressively pushing for a controversial trade between the EU and Canada to be implemented before the UK parliament would have a chance to vote on the issue.

In response to David Cameron’s capitulation on the TTIP amendment to the Queen’s Speech, Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now said:

Responding to the proposed amendment to the Queen's Speech, being tabled by Labour and supported by 25 Tory backbenchers that say that they, “respectfully regret that a Bill to protect the National Health Service from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership was not included in the Gracious Speech,”

Nick Dearden the director of Global Justice Now said:

A decision on whether or not to reapprove the controversial toxic substance glyphosate for use in Europe was today postponed for the second time. According to the European Greens,  the delay was "following disagreement among representatives of EU governments. A revised proposal by the European Commission to reapprove glyphosate for use in Europe for 9 more years, with almost no restrictions, failed to secure the required majority among EU governments."

The EU pesticides committee is meeting on 18/19 May and is expected to make a final decision on whether or not to relicense glyphosate, a chemical that is found in numerous over-the-counter weed killers. In 2015 the WHO released research that showed the chemical was “probably carcinogenic.”

Aisha Dodwell, a food campaigner with Global Justice Now said:

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