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Trade justice campaigners warn of executive power grab ahead of post-Brexit trade deal debate
David Lawrence Trade Justice Movement: “Thursday’s debate could be the only chance for MPs to debate these deals, and does not offer any assurances that MPs will be able to influence negotiations, access texts or get a meaningful vote on the deals.”
Growth Commission: Plan for independent Scotland to pay into UK Foreign Aid programme criticised
Growth Commission argues an independent Scotland’s foreign aid approach should “meet its obligations via a funding of UK programmes for a transitional or, indeed, an extended period”
GLOBAL justice campaigners have told CommonSpace that it would be a mistake for an independent Scotland to follow proposals in the Growth Commission to pay into the UK’s Foreign Aid programme, arguing that a bespoke aid policy could be based on “a completely different set of principles”.
New minister, same policy: MPs and campaigners demand review of ‘racist’ immigration approach
Rudd’s resignation not the end of the story on immigration policy scandal, opposition parties and anti-racist campaigners say
THE PRESSURE on the UK Government to scrap its ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy has mounted following Amber Rudd’s resignation as home secretary.
Already replaced by Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid, Rudd resigned late on Sunday night after a series of leaked documents contradicted her own statements regarding the Windrush crisis and the existence of deportation targets.
Almost 50,000 new signatures to cancel Trump visit after press conference with May
Opposition ramps up as Trump’s visit to the UK is back on the agenda
NUMBER 10 has confirmed that a working – not state – visit from US President Donald Trump is back on the cards in 2018, following a joint press conference with Prime Minister Theresa May at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday.
Tory Government in crisis management mode with lightweight Queen’s Speech, claim critics
Campaigners and parties warn that Tory policy threatens Scotland and Britain’s future
THE TORIES ARE CLINGING to power after losing the party’s majority in the self-imposed June snap General Election. The 2017 Queen’s Speech - setting out priorities for the next two year - dropped many of the party’s main policies, and now faces criticism as a Brexit “power grab” and for failing to confront high inequality and major public service challenges.
Questions raised over Scots comedian hosting of Ayrshire corporates at Trump resort
Ayrshire business line up to attend Trump gala with Karen Dunbar amid controversy
THE AYRSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (ACC) will tonight (10 March) host alongside comedian Karen Dunbar, its inaugural meeting at Trump Turnberry the local resort of the controversial US President Donald J Trump.
Campaigners responded poorly to this news citing the president's many racial and gender based statements on the his campaign which was considered by political opponents and allies to be divisive.
May blasted for “subservience to US interests” ahead of Trump trade meeting
Financial experts and social justice campaigners express grave concern over standards and economic sense of May-Trump post-Brexit deal
A UK-US trade deal negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump would result in lower agricultural standards and leave UK consumers at the mercy of US interests according to campaigners and financial experts.
The criticisms come ahead of May’s trip to the US tomorrow (Friday 27 January) to meet Trump for the first time as she struggles to define UK trade post-Brexit.
Global Justice Now: Brexit exposed as a “facilitation of big business”
Group warns that Brexit is being built by UK Government on tax avoidance and inequality
CAMPAIGNERS against tax avoidance and corporate power have slammed any plans by the UK Government to slash corporation tax to 10 per cent.
The proposed plan, reported in the Sunday Times, would only be carried out if the UK Government is unable to gain access to the EU single market in the forthcoming negotiations with the 28 member state bloc.