The government’s Trade Bill is now going to the House of Lords.
As it stands, it's a power grab. It doesn’t give parliament or the public any role at all in overseeing future trade deals. Instead, it gives trade secretary Liam Fox a blank cheque to negotiate over our food standards, our public services like the NHS, and corporate courts – with MPs reduced practically to spectators.
But we have a chance to make the Trade Bill something to celebrate. A trade democracy amendment was narrowly defeated in the House of Commons. But now we have another chance to make this essential step for democratic control.
Please sign the petition and ask the House of Lords to VOTE for trade democracy now.