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Global Justice Now welcomes plans for mass protests against the visit of US President Donald Trump to the UK in July, and rejects warnings that a hostile reception could harm a US-UK trade deal.

Opinion poll finds that 88% of North Somerset consituents oppose US food standards being imported, and 63% oppose offering US corporations access to NHS.

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In response to development secretary Penny Mordaunt's launch of an overhaul of British aid today, Global Justice Now has warned that such a strategy is based on outdated ideas of trickle-down economics and risks future financial crises across African and Asian countries.

Campaign group Global Justice Now has criticised the lack of transparency over totemic US-UK trade talks, after the UK’s Department for International Trade and the Office of the United States Trade Representative today released a cursory statement on the latest talks, more than two weeks after they took place. 

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Campaign group calls for closure of programme funding human rights-abusing security forces

Campaign group Global Justice Now has commended the Labour Party on its new development policy, released today, saying it represents a long overdue recognition that charity can never make up for the damage that Western corporations, finance and foreign policy have caused in the world.

Campaigners urge parliament to take control of trade policy, as secretive US-UK trade talks resume tomorrow in Washington.

Liam Fox’s mission to Washington DC appeared to end in failure yesterday, as no progress was made in his attempt to be granted an exemption to Donald Trump’s steel tariffs. Having labelled the tariffs "absurd" on BBC Question Time last week and boasted they were the reason for his trip to Washington, Fox's statement on the talks consigned the issue to a virtual footnote.

Speaking ahead of the visit of the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, Global Justice Now’s director Nick Dearden said: “Tomorrow we will see what ‘Global Britain’ means in practice. The British Prime Minister will kowtow to one of the world’s worst human rights abusers in a desperate bid to sign a trade deal and secure investment in the City of London.

Global protests ahead of Novartis AGM in Switzerland tomorrow. Call for new CEO to clean up company following scandals in Colombia and Greece.

The UK government's flagship Trade Bill is in crisis, after the parliamentary process was reportedly postponed until May over fears that the government will be defeated on amendments to stay in a European customs union.

Reacting to Theresa May and Donald Trump's meeting in Davos, Switzerland, where they asked officials to finalise a visit by the president to the UK later this year, Nick Dearden director of Global Justice Now, said:

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