This week the unacceptably high price of trading with Trump was laid bare as he declared that the NHS would be ‘on the table’ for a future trade deal. He then tried to retreat following a widespread backlash telling another interviewer: ‘I don’t see it being on the table’. Regardless of Trump’s confusion on this, the dangers of a potential US trade deal still are very real.
The chance for Britain to resume its glorious role as a proud trading nation is one of the defining myths of Brexit. It obscures the reality of ‘free’ trade as an enabling tool of empire, a shameful history which Britain has never truly confronted,
The UK government has recklessly blocked global efforts to tackle big pharma secrecy this week in Geneva. But across the world, people are mobilising to give a strong message that it’s time governments put people over the power of big pharma.
Global Justice Now has launched a legal challenge at the Information Rights Tribunal over the Department for International Trade’s failure to release details of numerous trade meetings it has held with the United States and other countries since the EU referendum in 2016.
Campaigners have this morning dropped a ‘Dump Trump’s trade deal’ banner from Tower Bridge in London in protest against a US-UK trade deal, as Donald Trump arrives in Britain for a three-day state visit.