Briefings Giving away control? How Brexit will make UK trade deals less democratic and what to do about it

Briefings
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Giving away control? How Brexit will make UK trade deals less democratic and what to do about it

If the UK starts making its own trade deals, parliament will have no say in starting, negotiating, amending or signing them. MPs are only asked to ratify the deal at the very last moment, and the process is a formality that does not enable MPs to outright reject a deal. This is the only control that parliament currently has over trade deals, including any future trade deal with the EU.

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Published January 2018 by Global Justice Now

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