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Our response to today’s ICAI report on UK aid and the government’s ‘mutual prosperity’ agenda,

Britain’s political crisis just got much deeper. This morning, the Prime Minster announced he would suspend parliament for five weeks while he puts together a new programme for government. The day after MPs agreed a cross-party plan to avoid No Deal, it’s clear that Johnson’s real purpose is to prevent MPs stopping his dangerous vision for Brexit.

Is the UK prepared for a Super China and its global New Silk Road?

For the first time since the European Union (EU) and China forged the EU-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in 2003, Brussels has adopted a shift in its approach towards what is currently the world’s second-biggest economy.

Aid

Campaigners from Global Justice Now have condemned a new report by Conservative MP Bob Seely, released today, for proposing to “effectively abolish” Britain’s international development programme.

Responding to the vote in favour of the Immigration Bill at its second reading in the House of Commons tonight, Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now said:

“Today MPs have voted to strip millions of people of their rights. It's a shameful day for Britain.

The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill, which will enable the government to repeal freedom of movement and associated rights of EU nationals, is an attack on human rights. We stand against the bill and this progression of the government’s hostile environment.

Government must bring proposals for democratic process to agree post-Brexit trade deals before Trade Bill can reach next stage.

Trade deals with countries like the USA could do irreparable damage to health in post-Brexit Britain a new briefing from campaign groups and health experts warned today.

Our response to the publication of the government’s immigration white paper.

The Department for International Trade has been branded “an affront to democracy” after turning down more than two-thirds of requests.

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Is the UK prepared for a Super China and its global New Silk Road?

For the first time since the European Union (EU) and China forged the EU-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in 2003, Brussels has adopted a shift in its approach towards what is currently the world’s second-biggest economy.

What Theresa May’s Brexit deal means for global justice (if it happens)


15 November 2018

Global Justice Now took a ‘remain and reform’ position in the EU referendum – to stay in the EU in order to transform it. We feared that leaving would lead to an outpouring of xenophobia and racism, and would potentially unleash a wave of deregulation and liberalisation, especially through trade deals. We were right to be worried.

The Trade Bill is now at the centre of the Brexit shambles


23 February 2018

When Liam Fox introduced his Trade Bill last Autumn, he must have hoped it would clear parliament in a couple of months, and by now he would be busy mapping out the shape of Britain’s post-Brexit relationship with the world. 

How Liam Fox read 60,000 comments on the trade consultation in a few hours


22 November 2017

Liam Fox must be a very fast reader. Superhuman in fact. Because just hours after the ‘consultation’ on the trade white paper closed, the government proposed a new Trade Bill.

We’ve only got a few months to make trade democratic


17 November 2017

While MPs have been racing against the clock to amend the ‘Great Repeal Bill’ this week, another bill has been quietly introduced into parliament, with serious implications for everyone in the UK as well as millions more people round the world.

The expected shock of the German elections


29 September 2017

As expected and based on numerous pre-election polls, Angela Merkel has secured her fourth term as German Chancellor. Yet despite the relatively strong performance of the German economy, the result of Sunday’s election shows a sharp swing to the right. It is part of the growing political and social polarisation overtaking Europe, created by anti-migrant and anti-establishment sentiments.

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Aid

Our response to today’s ICAI report on UK aid and the government’s ‘mutual prosperity’ agenda,

Britain’s political crisis just got much deeper. This morning, the Prime Minster announced he would suspend parliament for five weeks while he puts together a new programme for government. The day after MPs agreed a cross-party plan to avoid No Deal, it’s clear that Johnson’s real purpose is to prevent MPs stopping his dangerous vision for Brexit.

Aid

Campaigners from Global Justice Now have condemned a new report by Conservative MP Bob Seely, released today, for proposing to “effectively abolish” Britain’s international development programme.