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Health campaigners have warned that the NHS drugs bill will continue to spiral unless the government takes action to tackle the exploitative behaviour of pharmaceutical companies, after NHS England statistics released today showed the NHS spent a record £20.2 billion on prescription drugs last year based on list prices.

Jurors from across Europe will meet in London this weekend to rule on Theresa May’s ‘hostile environment’ and its effect on migrants and refugee peoples of all backgrounds.

Liam Fox’s plans for post-Brexit trade deals were dealt a blow by the Scottish parliament today as Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee advised MSPs not to give consent to the controversial Trade Bill currently making its way through the House of Lords.

To all those movements, activists and marginalised communities in Brazil who have woken up this morning to the nightmare of a Bolsonaro presidency, we send our solidarity and support.

Declaração sobre a eleição de Jair Bolsonaro

A todos os movimentos, ativistas e comunidades marginalizadas no Brasil que acordaram essa manhã para o pesadelo de uma presidência de Bolsonaro, enviamos nossa solidariedade e apoio.

A coalition of campaigners, trade unionists and faith groups have issued a set of ‘red lines’ to Trade Secretary Liam Fox, demanding that trade negotiations open up to public and parliamentary scrutiny and aren’t used as a means of pushing down standards post-Brexit.

Trade campaigners have warned that a government proposal to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) risks a ‘race to the bottom’ in food and financial standards after Brexit.

Top corporations continue to accrue revenues far in excess of most governments, figures compiled by Global Justice Now show. Comparing 2017 revenues, 69 of the top 100 economic entities are corporations rather than governments. The top 10 corporations – a list which includes Walmart, Toyota and Shell as well as several Chinese corporations – raked in over $3 trillion last year.

NHS patients are being let down by a global health innovation system which fails to deliver the treatments they need at prices that government can afford, according to a new report led by Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP), in collaboration with STOPAIDS, Global Justice Now and Just Treatment.

15 leading organisations working with migrants have today written to the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, to express deep concern over hundreds of cases of MPs reporting their constituents to the Home Office for immigration crime.

Aid

Decades of gains to put poverty reduction before business interests in international development under threat

Reacting to the speech by international development secretary Penny Mordaunt today, Ed Lewis, aid policy manager at Global Justice Now said: "Penny Mordaunt’s announcement this morning sets the stage for the full-scale privatisation of aid spending."

Global Justice Now has slammed the ‘model free trade deal’ proposed by a number of radical free market think-tanks today as “entirely divorced from economic reality” and warned that such a deal would “destroy huge swathes of our economy, including farming, and would lay waste to public services.” The model trade deal has been drawn up by the controversial Initiative for Free Trade (IFT) and the US-based Cato Institute, with input from the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA) the Adam Smith Institute, the Heritage Foundation, and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

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