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Big tech companies have too much power. But Trump wants to lock it in


04 December 2019

The leaked trade papers from meetings between the US and UK revealed how a trade deal with the US could be used to create and lock-in new rules for the digital economy. The US government is pushing an agenda to protect big tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook from regulation.

UK officials conspire with Trump to force feed us chlorinated chicken


04 December 2019

Would you be happy to buy chlorine washed chicken? No? Nor would I. But leaked papers from secret trade talks between the US and UK show that both governments have been discussing how best to sell factory farmed chicken like this to ‘sceptical’ consumers like you and me.

When Trump said climate change was off-limits, the UK didn't even put up a fight

The US has banned mention of climate change from trade talks that Trump’s administration has been holding with the UK. Leaked documents show that the UK raised the issue of climate change only to be bluntly told it is off limits because it is too politically sensitive and a ‘lightening rod issue’.

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A Global Justice Now spokesperson said:

“The leak of the Trump Trade Files has revealed the threat to NHS drug prices, to food standards and to our democracy itself from a US-UK trade deal. Wherever the leak came from, no one has disputed that the documents are real. They are information, not disinformation.

"Voters can now clearly see what the Conservative government has been willing to put on the table in these trade talks, and will be able to make an informed choice on 12 December.”

NHS nurses and doctors will lead the march against Donald Trump's visit to Britain on Tuesday 3 December, as concerns about the threat to the NHS from a trade deal with Trump’s USA intensify. In the wake of last week’s leaked papers from US-UK trade talks, thousands of campaigners will brave the cold to protest outside the Buckingham Palace banquet where Trump will dine tomorrow evening. Crowds will be addressed by doctors, climate change campaigners, anti-war activists and musician Brian Eno.
 

NHS nurses and doctors will lead the march against Donald Trump's visit to Britain on Tuesday 3 December, the Stop Trump Coalition has announced.

The health workers' bloc will tell Trump "hands off our NHS", as concerns intensify about a trade deal letting US firms muscle in on the health service.

The demonstration will assemble at Trafalgar Sq from 4pm onwards, then march down the Mall to arrive at Canada Gate, opposite Buckingham Palace, at 5.45pm. This is shortly before Trump is due to arrive at the palace for a banquet with the Queen.