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The UK government's flagship Trade Bill is in crisis, after the parliamentary process was reportedly postponed until May over fears that the government will be defeated on amendments to stay in a European customs union.

Reacting to Theresa May and Donald Trump's meeting in Davos, Switzerland, where they asked officials to finalise a visit by the president to the UK later this year, Nick Dearden director of Global Justice Now, said:

The Migrants’ Rights Network, Global Justice Now and No Borders in Banks condemn the Home Office’s introduction of immigration checks on bank current account holders, which came into effect today.

This is just the start. Over the next few weeks we will work with politicians of all parties to get this Bill amended and make sure parliament has control of trade policy after Brexit.

Campaigners demand that MPs and the public be given a democratic role in trade deals

Public Statement of the Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity 

Finance, accountancy and fossil fuel companies dominate meetings held by UK’s Brexit and Trade departments. UK government accused of sidelining concerns of civil society by granting extremely privileged access to corporate lobbyists.

Campaigners Global Justice Now today claimed that the collapse of the WTO ministerial in Argentina was “the best outcome possible” given the position of rich countries at this week’s summit.

Campaigners slam President Macri’s ‘draconian summit’ as civil society delegates returned from airport. Call for no deal on ‘new issues’ like e-commerce.

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Global Justice Now condemns the last minute decision to block dozens of civil society experts and campaigners from next week's World Trade Organisation summit in Argentina. The decision, apparently made by the Argentinian Government for undisclosed reasons, is unprecedented in recent WTO history. 

Leading opposition MPs have today vowed to amend the Trade Bill when it is given a second reading, at the launch of a 'trade democracy' campaign in parliament.

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