Election 2017: Will your candidates support global justice?

What kind of world do you want to live in?

That’s what the next five weeks are about if you cut through the media circus. Because between now and 2022, the next set of MPs will make decisions with big consequences on everything from Brexit to climate change, affecting people here and around the world.

That’s why we need to fight for a parliament that champions global justice – before, during and after Brexit.

Our Doorstep Challenge gives you three key questions to ask to find out where your candidates stand on crucial global justice issues. Keep them by your front door for when canvassers come knocking, or take them to hustings and other public events where your candidates can be quizzed during the campaign.

Doorstep Challenge: What to ask canvassers when they come knocking

On trade

We’ve been told that Brexit gives us the opportunity to negotiate dozens of new trade deals – including with Donald Trump’s US. But this could threaten our NHS, and access to healthcare around the world because trade deals often favour privatisation over public solutions to healthcare.

If elected

  • How can we trust you to ensure the NHS is legally protected in any trade deals we do with Trump’s USA?

On immigration

A growing wave of hatred is directed against immigrants, fed by reporting in newspapers like the Daily Mail. Demonising immigrants has a real impact on people’s lives and feeds a small-minded politics which sees people from elsewhere as a threat.

If elected

  • What would you do to tackle the pervasive hate speech on immigration in the British media?

On climate

We have supported grassroots campaigns to take energy distribution out of the hands of the ‘big six’ corporations so that it could be run democratically at a local level, ensuring prices are fairer and energy sources are more renewable.

If elected

  • Will you support the establishment of publicly controlled energy companies capable of providing more sustainable energy at fairer prices?

Download the Doorstep Challenge flyer (PDF, 417k)

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