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Trade Bill: Four years of demanding a say over trade deals

By: Jean Blaylock
Date: 23 March 2021
Campaigns: Trade

After four years of campaigning for trade democracy, today the Trade Bill has passed its final stage in the House of Lords, and will shortly become law. Over that time […]

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Good news! The US-UK trade deal is on hold

By: Jean Blaylock
Date: 5 March 2021
Campaigns: Trade

We’ve got some good news. The US has kicked the US-UK trade deal into the long grass. Throughout last year Donald Trump and Boris Johnson wanted to do this high […]

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How trade deals are fuelling climate breakdown

By: Jean Blaylock
Date: 7 August 2020
Campaigns: Trade

The US-UK trade deal isn’t just a threat to our food standards and public services, it’s also a threat to our world. The whole model of corporate globalisation that drives […]

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The world against the virus: 7 things we’ve learned from talking to our allies

By: Jean Blaylock
Date: 15 June 2020
Campaigns: Pharma

During lockdown, Global Justice Now’s series of webinars, podcasts and interviews have been exploring what coronavirus means in the global south. Here are 7 things we’ve learned.

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Trump in your trolley: how big business is pushing for lower standards through a trade deal with the US

By: Jean Blaylock
Date: 23 January 2020
Campaigns: Trade

Big business wants to use a US-UK trade deal as a way to get deregulation that they have long been pushing for. Transnational corporations try to justify this by saying […]

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

By: Jean Blaylock
Date: 4 December 2019
Campaigns: Climate, Trade

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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Trade leaks show Trump has already pushed us into a more damaging Brexit

By: Jean Blaylock
Date: 3 December 2019
Campaigns: Trade

Boris Johnson knows his Brexit deal is worse for the UK economy – but Trump is calling the shots. That is clearly revealed in a set of leaked papers detailing trade talks between US and UK officials over the last three years.

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