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The UK is being taken to court over its new trade deal with Morocco

By: Toby Shelley
Date: 12 April 2021
Campaigns: Trade

The Western Sahara Campaign (WSC) is taking the UK government to court over a trade deal with Morocco – again. And the Polisario Front has taken the EU to court […]

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Five things to ask your MSP candidates to test their commitment to global justice

By: Liz Murray
Date: 25 March 2021
Campaigns: Aid, Climate, Pharma, Trade

With the Scottish parliament elections on May 6, now’s the time to be asking questions of the parliamentary candidates in your area. Some of the biggest challenges of the day […]

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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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Full list of MPs who voted AGAINST giving Parliament a say on future trade deals

By: Jonathan Stevenson
Date: 10 February 2021
Campaigns: Trade

Yesterday MPs once again voted down an amendment to the Trade Bill which would have given MPs a guaranteed vote on future trade deals, by a majority of 75. The […]

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The government’s trade agenda threatens disastrous deregulation – but we can stop it

By: Nick Dearden
Date: 15 January 2021
Campaigns: Trade

The Brexit trade deal with the EU might be completed, but the type of country Britain becomes next is still to be defined – and trade rules will play a key role in shaping our future. That’s […]

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Three things I don’t want to find in my Christmas stocking

By: Liz Murray
Date: 19 December 2020
Campaigns: Trade

Why we need to stop a US-UK trade deal if we don’t wanted banned chemicals in our Christmas presents.

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The border regime is a form of global apartheid. Eventually it must fall

By: Jonathan Stevenson
Date: 18 December 2020
Campaigns: Migration, Trade

Even in the middle of a global pandemic, few days go by when migration is not in the news. Migrants have become the perpetual scapegoat, to distract from the damaging anti-social policies of the elite and to boost the votes of demagogues – in the UK and around the world.

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What might the RCEP tell us about the future of trade deals and Britain’s place in the world?

By: Erica Bradley-Young
Date: 18 December 2020
Campaigns: Trade

Global Justice Glasgow group member Erica Bradley-Young shares her thoughts on the geopolitics of the huge new trading bloc: the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. 

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The government still says ‘trust us’ on chlorinated chicken. We don’t.

By: Nick Dearden
Date: 2 November 2020
Campaigns: Trade

The pressure is working. This weekend, government ministers performed a U-turn and announced concessions on food standards in future trade deals.

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