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Theresa May did not win a majority for her Brexit of deregulation. We can’t allow her to take it forward


22 June 2017

The Grenfell Tower fire has come to symbolise everything rotten in modern Britain. Deregulation and privatisation have turned the class divide into a gaping chasm. The government exists for the richest, while the rest are thrown on the mercy of the market.  

5 reasons to be worried about the new Trade Bill


21 June 2017

Today the delayed Queen’s Speech in Parliament laid out government plans for the next two years, including a bill on trade and customs. Now we have ‘our country back’ we can supposedly engage in trade with the EU and the world just how we want it.

Ten alternatives to a corporate trade agenda

June 2017

What a democratic UK trade policy after Brexit would look like

Five things we have learnt from the election


13 June 2017

Last week Britain voted in the most significant and surprising general election in modern history. What did we learn and where does this leave our work for global justice? 

What's the Great Repeal Bill and why should we be worried about it?


29 March 2017

Now that Article 50 has been triggered, we face a monumental battle for our rights. Tomorrow, Theresa May will announce plans for the first of these far-reaching bills, the Great Repeal Bill, which will affect how our country works for decades to come. Here's everything you need to know about the Bill.

  • 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.

Where next, after a Brexit without dignity, respect or accountability?


15 March 2017

The actions and inactions of this British parliament will be long remembered. Under the guise of ‘taking back control’ from the EU, the majority of MPs insisted that they did not want a meaningful vote on whether to accept the final terms of an exit deal.

Brexit White Paper – does it meet our Red Lines?


06 February 2017

Last week the government released their White Paper on Bexit. Despite stretching to 77 pages, it gives little concrete detail on how the government will go about this most massive of constitutional changes.

We must stop ‘hard’ Brexit – and we still have the chance to do so


25 January 2017

Global Justice Now welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court that parliament must have a role in the triggering of Article 50. Brexit represents the biggest constitutional change for Britain since the Second World War. It is only right that the people and their representatives play the fullest possible role in mapping out how this will happen and what it will look like.

Responding to prime minister Theresa May's speech being delivered today on Brexit, Jean Blaylock the policy officer for Global Justice Now said:

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Theresa May did not win a majority for her Brexit of deregulation. We can’t allow her to take it forward


22 June 2017

The Grenfell Tower fire has come to symbolise everything rotten in modern Britain. Deregulation and privatisation have turned the class divide into a gaping chasm. The government exists for the richest, while the rest are thrown on the mercy of the market.  

5 reasons to be worried about the new Trade Bill


21 June 2017

Today the delayed Queen’s Speech in Parliament laid out government plans for the next two years, including a bill on trade and customs. Now we have ‘our country back’ we can supposedly engage in trade with the EU and the world just how we want it.

Five things we have learnt from the election


13 June 2017

Last week Britain voted in the most significant and surprising general election in modern history. What did we learn and where does this leave our work for global justice? 

What's the Great Repeal Bill and why should we be worried about it?


29 March 2017

Now that Article 50 has been triggered, we face a monumental battle for our rights. Tomorrow, Theresa May will announce plans for the first of these far-reaching bills, the Great Repeal Bill, which will affect how our country works for decades to come. Here's everything you need to know about the Bill.

Where next, after a Brexit without dignity, respect or accountability?


15 March 2017

The actions and inactions of this British parliament will be long remembered. Under the guise of ‘taking back control’ from the EU, the majority of MPs insisted that they did not want a meaningful vote on whether to accept the final terms of an exit deal.

Brexit White Paper – does it meet our Red Lines?


06 February 2017

Last week the government released their White Paper on Bexit. Despite stretching to 77 pages, it gives little concrete detail on how the government will go about this most massive of constitutional changes.

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Ten alternatives to a corporate trade agenda

June 2017

What a democratic UK trade policy after Brexit would look like

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  • 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.

Trade campaigners in the UK have accused the European Commission of attempting to hasten attempts to push through a controversial trade deal between Canada and the EU ahead of the UK leaving the EU. The accusations come before a meeting tomorrow of the EU Commissioners in Brussels where it’s expected the implementation of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) will be agreed upon.