Resource

No More Secret Trade Deals: The Urgent Need for Transparency and Democracy in UK Trade Deals

July 2017

With Brexit negotiations underway, the UK government must pass legislation on trade in line with the powers it is expected to gain to negotiate and conclude UK trade deals. This legislation will be captured under the trade bill due to come before parliament in September 2017. Controversial trade deals TTIP and CETA were negotiated in secrecy with parliamentarians denied access to key documents, with freedom of information requests on critical public interest issues like the NHS refused, and, for CETA, concluded without the publication of impact assessments - and with parliamentary scrutiny intentionally avoided by the UK government.

We urgently need a democratic agenda for securing UK trade deals. 

Transparency Democracy Trade WOW briefing FINAL.pdf

Latest news

Tunisia's forgotten peasants, Part 1

13 December 2017 - 9:30am

Fayrouz Yousfi, December 2017

Read more

Meet the frontline activists facing down the global mining industry

11 December 2017 - 12:15pm

Leaders from the frontlines of mining struggles in the Philippines, Colombia and Uganda travelled to the UK this November to expose the true costs of the UK’s extensive ties to the global mining industry and oppose the Mines and Money Conference in London - a global hub of mining finance and power. 

By Tatiana Garavito, Sebastian Ordoñez and Hannibal Rhoades, originally published on Red Pepper.

Read more

Join the conversation

Yesterday, groups from around the world protested the #WTO & corporate power in Buenos Aires - trade unions, trade… https://t.co/Tk1YxWXbwr 1 hour 29 min ago
RT @mark_dearn: On the march in Buenos Aires - dismantle corporate power! #BindingTreaty #ISDS #WTO #FueraOMC https://t.co/YlI4yLcUIg 2 hours 4 min ago
#Neoliberal policies, #WaterScarcity and state neglect are marginalising peasant date farmers in south #Tunisia. Ou… https://t.co/AkBwDQIQND 5 hours 6 min ago