Nick Dearden

Nick Dearden

Nick Dearden is the director of Global Justice Now (formerly World Development Movement) and former director of Jubilee Debt Campaign.

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They make a mockery of Boris Johnson’s manifesto pledge to protect British public services and standards—that would be absolutely impossible under the type of trade deal being discussed here. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Leaked US Trade Talks Show How Trump Is Dictating Johnson's Approach to a Hard Brexit
The cat is out of the bag: Boris Johnson is dancing to Donald Trump’s tune, regardless of the damage this might cause to Britain. His promises to maintain Britain’s ‘high standards’ after Brexit are not worth the paper they’re written on. That’s the only conclusion that can be drawn from a set of...
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In this 13 July 2018 file photo a six-metre cartoon baby blimp of the US president Donald Trump is flown as a protest against his 2018 visit to London. (Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Views
Monday, June 03, 2019
This May Feel Like the 1930s, But History Doesn’t Have to Repeat Itself
In the 1930s, capitalism needed a ‘Plan B’. Faced with mass disaffection after the financial crash of 1929, and a growing communist movement which threatened to nationalise property and expropriate profits, capital faced an unprecedented, existential crisis. Fascism provided the escape route. Sure...
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Sunday, November 18, 2018
Amid Brexit Chaos, Britain's Political System Finally Implodes
Theresa May surely by now symbolises the phrase "bad day at the office". O n Wednesday night , having spent months negotiating the deal by which Britain will leave the European Union next March, May had a gruelling five-hour meeting with her cabinet. That evening, she told the nation that agreement...
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Sunday, March 11, 2018
Could Britain's Labour Party Under Corbyn Hold the Answer to Europe's Woes?
For over 40 years, Britain has pushed extreme, free-market policies in the European Union ( EU ). While the EU has delivered, for Britain, better workers' rights, cleaner air and water, and more enforceable human rights, Britain has consistently argued against the regulation of big business and big...
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Sunday, July 09, 2017
G20 Is Desperately Trying to Save a Failed World Order
The Hamburg G20 might go down in history as the moment the international elite just couldn't hold it together any longer. For years, leaders of the most powerful countries have come together to cooperate on how to run the world: the G6, G7, G8, G20. Their watchword was stability. "The tectonic...
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Friday, June 09, 2017
After the UK General Election – We Must Write the Script for What Comes Next
In the last six weeks we’ve seen that change is possible. The general election was called because the prime minister insisted there was too much opposition to her plans in parliament. We were told that this general election was going to go in one direction. The most powerful media in the country...
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Monday, February 13, 2017
By Signing CETA with Justin Trudeau, the EU Isn’t Undermining Donald Trump – They’re Helping Him
This week the European Parliament finally gets a vote on the Canada-EU trade deal CETA . It’s taken years to get to this point, and the vote is likely to be close, reflecting just how contentious global trade policies have become. Many MEPs are worried about CETA , reflecting the views of millions...
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Death of the Toxic Trade Deal TPP Was Long Overdue - But Don’t Praise Trump for It
It’s good news that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is dead. In fact, the toxic deal – a pacific version of US-EU deal TTIP – was already dead before Trump took office. Popular pressure from trade unions and campaign groups in the US and elsewhere had killed it. Even free-trader Hillary Clinton...
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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Opposition to the Canada-EU Trade Deal Has Reached a Tipping Point
It's been a bad week for the Canada-EU trade deal known as CETA. In Germany, over 300,000 protestors marched against the deal on Saturday – and they were joined by demonstrators in cities across Europe and Canada. Warfare has broken out in Germany's main centre-left party, the SPD, where the...
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Saturday, September 03, 2016
TTIP Is on the Floor, the Referee Is Counting Down...
“TTIP has failed, but nobody wants to admit it.” Vice-Chancellor of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel “France is demanding the pure, simple and definitive halt of these negotiations." Trade Minister of France, Matthias Fekl We’ve had an incredible victory this week. Some of the leading proponents of the EU-...
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