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.”
Warnings UK parliamentary sovereignty slipping away as Liam Fox refuses Ceta debate
International trade secretary renegades on promise to subject controversial Canadian trade deal to parliamentary and public scrutiny
TRADE JUSTICE campaigners have warned that UK international trade minister Liam Fox is compromising the UK’s parliamentary and economic sovereignty by reneging on commitments to bring controversial trade deals before the parliament.
UK industrial strategy, culture and Brexit: Round up from day two of the Conservative Party conference
CommonSpace reporter David Thomson gives a round up of what happened on the second day of the Conservative Party conference
TODAY’S INSTALLMENT (3/10/16) rounds up the second day of the Conservative Party conference, including speeches from the business secretary, culture secretary and international trade secretary
Business Secretary Greg Clark
The business secretary told delegates this morning at the Conservative Party conference that the UK needs an industrial strategy for 2016.
Robin McAlpine: I'm not defending Liam Fox. But...
CommonSpace columnist and Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says that lazy economic strategy lies behind criticisms of big business in Britain
I’M not defending Liam Fox. Repeat, I am not defending Liam Fox. OK, I'm defending Liam Fox a very little bit – but only because both his 'fat and lazy' comments and the reaction to them seem to me to be important.