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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

The use of Henry VIII powers on this scale should send a chill down the spine of anyone  who genuinely believes in parliamentary sovereignty.
 

We don’t have the luxury of sitting around and lamenting the fact that Theresa May has triggered Article 50, as the fight is now on to prevent the government from granting themselves an unprecedented set of powers to pick and choose which laws suit them and which don’t. Using ‘Henry VIII powers’ could mean ministers making significant changes to important legislation without parliamentary approval – something which many countries would deem unconstitutional.

  • Government is planning unprecedented bill to transport thousands of European laws into British law.
  • New briefing from legal academic warns that the bill could affect UK democracy for decades to come and could hand massive power from parliament and the people to the government.
  • Proposed new ‘Henry VIII’ powers have been described by former Lord Chief Justice as a “self-inflicted blow” that should only be used in a national emergency.

Andy Burnham’s manifesto for standing as Manchester’s mayor has included the promise to, “establish a Greater Manchester Energy Company, generating power using green technology and reducing energy bills.”

The meeting of Commonwealth trade ministers hosted by international trade secretary Liam Fox taking place in London on 9/10 March has been criticised by trade campaigners who warn that the meeting is likely to deepen corporate interests in African countries at the expense of ordinary people across the continent.

Responding to the news that president Trump was relaunching a modified version of the controversial 'Muslim Ban,' a spokesperson for the Stop Trump coalition said:

Responding to the news that the founders of Adam Smith International (ASI), one of the UK"s biggest aid consultancies is going to quit amidst revelations of attempts to falsify evidence to a parliamentary enquiry, and public controversy over consultant's salaries, Aisha Dodwell, an aid campaigner with Global Justice Now said:

The tens of thousands who have already protested against Trump’s visit have had a real effect – Trump’s visit will be delayed until at least October to ‘let the heat die down’. But we promise that it’s only going to get hotter. The opposition to this state visit, and to Trump's policies, is growing every day. Whether he comes in Spring or Autumn, or to London, Birmingham or Scotland, we will meet him in huge numbers to say that the politics of hate and prejudice are not welcome here. 

Marks and Spencer customers across the UK are being encouraged to hide tiny leaflets in a variety of clothes and food stuffs that call on the high street chain to end its advertising relationship with the Daily Mail newspaper because of its influence in negatively portraying migrants and refugees in the

A giant slogan of the words ‘Say no to Trump’ has been projected on the Houses of Parliament the day before a parliamentary debate on Trump’s state visit is due to take place, and the day before tens of thousands of people are expected to fill Parliament Square opposing the state visit.

Responding to the news that MEPs had voted 408 to 254 to pass the EU-Canada trade deal CETA, Nick Dearden, the director of Global Justice Now said:

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