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Crack down on exploitation and undercutting, not immigrants

05 Aug 2014, by in Politics

I’ve just been at the Deputy Prime Minister’s speech on immigration in multi-cultural North Hackney. It was advertised in advance as Nick Clegg getting tough on immigration, suggesting a strategy of winning back lost voters by sounding more like the Conservative Party and UKIP, although it’s also been suggested his firmness was designed to provide cover for…

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Rana Plaza compensation: market failure means DFID must act

04 Aug 2014, by in International

Last week, a massive 38 Degrees email campaign involving over 100,000 people forced clothing company Matalan into making a late contribution to the tripartite compensation fund for the victims (and their families) of the Rana Plaza factory collapse. Shadow International Development Secretary Jim Murphy and shadow minister Alison McGovern had also pressed for action. However,…

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Europe’s people speak on corporate courts in TTIP: politicians must choose between them

26 Jul 2014, by in International

The European Commission’s ground-breaking consultation on an element of a bilateral trade agreement – on the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) element of the EU-US trade deal TTIP – has closed. It was ground-breaking because it was the first public consultation of its kind on generally secretive trade negotiations, but also because of the huge number…

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