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CETA trade deal approved but 'future far from certain'

15 February 2017 - 11:00am

The EU-Canada trade deal has been passed by the European Parliament today but its future remains far from certain due to legal hurdles it still faces and entrenched opposition in countries which are yet to vote on the deal.

Government boycott ban: ‘an assault on local democracy’

13 February 2017 - 3:45pm

It’s vital we protect the right of local councils to make divestment and procurement decisions based on ethical grounds, in relation to Palestinian human rights, arms trade, fossil fuels, and other issues of concern.

Israeli government is 'making a mockery of international law'

7 February 2017 - 2:00pm

Just hours after Theresa May rolled out the red carpet for Benjamin Netanyahu at Downing Street, the Israeli prime minister announced his support for a bill in the Israeli parliament that retroactively 'legalises' some Israeli settlement outposts in the West Bank. 

Fox breaks promise to hold parliament debate on Brexit template trade deal

6 February 2017 - 8:30am

It is scandalous that while telling us he has 'taken back control' from Europe, Liam Fox has signed us up to a secretly negotiated European Commission trade deal that will hit the UK before, during and after Brexit without any debate in parliament.

Government’s contempt for Palestinians as it ‘rolls out the red carpet’ for Netanyahu

5 February 2017 - 7:15pm

Theresa May welcomes Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Downing Street tomorrow. Yet if May followed the rules of her own government, she would slap an arms embargo on Israel rather than roll out the red carpet.

Dispatches: 'nothing modern about the exploitation behind internet shopping'

31 January 2017 - 11:15am

The Dispatches investigation reveals yet another case of workers on precarious contracts living under constant fear of losing future work. Precarious agency work, digital surveillance and low wages are a recipe for exploitation and abuse.

Theresa May's NHS sacrifice to seal Trump deal is 'TTIP all over again'

27 January 2017 - 8:45am

The prime minister suggests UK health services could be part of a US trade deal. It would be no surprise at all if Theresa May offered up the NHS when you consider that the UK government has already done exactly the same in TTIP. 

£3 an hour UK garment workers reveals 'ugly face of the fashion industry'

23 January 2017 - 9:45am

Channel 4’s Dispatches has revealed that garment workers in the UK are being paid workers £3 an hour. These allegations reveal the ugly face of the fashion industry. Fast fashion's race to produce the latest trend drives down conditions in pursuit of ever greater profit. 

UK government’s posturing on Israel to appease Trump ‘is appalling’

17 January 2017 - 11:30am

Look beyond the blatant geo-political posturing and the real issue is as stark as ever: the UK government’s unwillingness to face up to fact that its ally, Israel, is committing war crimes. Rather than cosying up to Trump, Boris Johnson should be urging Israel to abide by international law.

'Back of the queue is the best place' for Trump’s trade deal

16 January 2017 - 12:00pm

It’s increasingly clear that the back of the queue is the best place to be when it comes a US-UK trade deal led by the administrations of Theresa May and Donald Trump.  Any such deal would be geared toward stripping ordinary people of their power and handing it to corporations and elites.

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