I’m re-posting this to keep the issue fresh in everybody’s mind:
One thing that stood out to me in the TTIP is that the agreement as is would give for example a large corporation the right to sue a country if it considered some of the country’s laws to be detrimental to the company’s profits. That could cost countries a lot of money, writes Angelina Souren in her article.
If corporations then start suing countries for loss of profits (and it won’t be through the regular courts), where will it all end? I doubt that anyone knows.
In the UK, you can make your view on the TTIP known through 38 Degrees, which created a good video about the topic because there is a lot more to it than what I have written. Think of fracking, the NHS, meat that has been subjected to hormone treatments, workers’ rights and so on.
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