Protect Local Democracy

The government is changing the way local authorities in England and Wales invest their members’ pension funds. Under the new policy, central government has the power to veto investment decisions made by democratically elected local authorities.

This is an attack on local democracy.

UPDATED ACTION: On 24 October 2016, MPs will discuss this issue in a Westminster Hall debate, 4:30-7:30 pm. Here's a simple way to email your MP and tell them to take part in the debate and stand up for local democracy.

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Patel’s aid for trade approach is ‘utterly wrong’

25 October 2016 - 10:45am

If International Development Secretary, Priti Patel, really wants to help developing countries, she would push for an immediate abolition of the UK’s own global network of tax havens, which fuel secrecy and corruption, and push for public country by country reporting to tackle the lack of transparency in the global financial system.

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Controversial CETA trade deal blocked

24 October 2016 - 12:30pm

In an embarrassing defeat for the European Commission, controversial EU-Canada trade deal CETA has been blocked today (Monday), placing the entire EU trade agenda in jeopardy.

Canada and the EU have been desperately trying to force a conclusion to the deal in the face of strong opposition in Belgium, where four out of five regional governments are opposed to the deal, echoing concerns in other member states. However, last minute talks have failed with Belgium declaring that it cannot sign the deal and the chair of the EU's trade committee admitting that: "CETA has failed."

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