Barry Gardiner

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Further to the Conservative's announcement today that there will be a General Election on 8th June 2017, Barry has released the following statement:

General Election 2017

Further to the Conservative's announcement today that there will be a General Election on 8th June 2017, Barry has released the following statement: Read more

Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade and Shadow Minister for International Climate Change, responding to the Times report on photographed documents from the Department for International Trade, said:

“Today we are reminded once again that the Secretary of State simply does not get it when it comes to the detail of contemporary international trade negotiations. His mission to pursue an 19th Century vision of free trade is dragging the U.K. backwards. Modern 21st Century trade agreements must address the critical issues of standards and protections facing our society and must work to tackle illegal trade and to address the non-tariff barriers that exist.

Barry comments on the leaked documents suggesting the UK will abandon climate change and illegal wildlife trade action in return for Free Trade Agreements

Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade and Shadow Minister for International Climate Change, responding to the Times report on photographed documents from the Department for International Trade,... Read more

Barry Gardiner, Shadow Secretary for International Trade, commenting on The Chancellor’s trade promotion visit to India, said:

“One does not need to be an oracle to read the meaning of India allowing our existing bilateral investment treaty to lapse just before the Chancellor’s visit.

Barry comments on the Chancellor's trade promotion visit to India

Barry Gardiner, Shadow Secretary for International Trade, commenting on The Chancellor’s trade promotion visit to India, said: “One does not need to be an oracle to read the meaning of... Read more

Barry Gardiner, Shadow Secretary for International Trade commenting on Liam Fox’s meeting with President Duterte of the Philippines, said:

“As we leave the European Union the United Kingdom will need to expand trade with countries all around the world and it is right that the government should be pursuing that vigorously. However we must be very careful not to sacrifice fundamental principles in the process.

Barry comments on Liam Fox's meeting with President Duterte

Barry Gardiner, Shadow Secretary for International Trade commenting on Liam Fox’s meeting with President Duterte of the Philippines, said: “As we leave the European Union the United Kingdom will need... Read more

Barry Gardiner, Labour’s Shadow International Trade Secretary, commenting on EEF’s briefing paper UK Trade with the EU: a new trading order for the manufacturing industry said:

“I welcome the EEF's clarity around a new trading order. ‘No deal’ with the UK’s single biggest trading partner is simply not an option for UK manufacturing.

Barry comments on EEF trade report

Barry Gardiner, Labour’s Shadow International Trade Secretary, commenting on EEF’s briefing paper UK Trade with the EU: a new trading order for the manufacturing industry said: “I welcome the EEF's... Read more

Barry wrote to the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening to express his deep concern for the National Funding Formula.

Barry writes to Secretary of State on National Funding Formula

Barry wrote to the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening to express his deep concern for the National Funding Formula. Read more

"G20 finance ministers have lost their way" says Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, Barry Gardiner, responding to the G20 decision to drop their pledge to oppose protectionism.

Barry Gardiner responding to the G20 decision to drop their pledge against protectionism

"G20 finance ministers have lost their way" says Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, Barry Gardiner, responding to the G20 decision to drop their pledge to oppose protectionism. Read more

The proposed changes come less than 12 months since the Government abandoned controversial changes to the rules on how the PIP assessment takes account of the use of “aids and appliances”. Following the resignation of Iain Duncan Smith as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the 18th March 2016, the Government announced that it would not be proceeding with these changes to PIP, would not be seeking alternative offsetting savings, and was not seeking further savings from the welfare budget.

Barry Gardiner MP calls on the Government to desist from any proposals to tighten up access to the Personal Independence Payment.

The proposed changes come less than 12 months since the Government abandoned controversial changes to the rules on how the PIP assessment takes account of the use of “aids and... Read more

I campaigned against the UK leaving the EU but I now will respect the outcome of the referendum and work towards securing the best exit deal for our country. However, the result of the referendum has raised uncertainty over the future rights of EU nationals currently living and working in the UK.

The Position of EU Nationals in the UK

I campaigned against the UK leaving the EU but I now will respect the outcome of the referendum and work towards securing the best exit deal for our country. However,... Read more

Barry wrote to Lord Freud in December expressing deep concerns about the proposal to transfer responsibility for disability benefit Attendance Allowance to local authorities. Attendance Allowance provides valuable support for many elderly disabled residents in Brent North and often allows them to remain in their own homes with dignity, choice and control.

Success – Standing up to Protect Attendance Allowance

Barry wrote to Lord Freud in December expressing deep concerns about the proposal to transfer responsibility for disability benefit Attendance Allowance to local authorities. Attendance Allowance provides valuable support for... Read more

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