How do we stop Theresa May opening up the NHS to US firms, just to get close to Trump?

We know the Conservative government has absolutely no problem with exposing UK citizens to torture; consider its treatment of the sick, disabled and jobseekers,and the result of depriving them of their benefits.

It took Europe-wide action to scupper the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership that stopped the Tories from sealing privatisation into the NHS.

What is it going to take to prevent Mrs May from signing a similar deal with President Trump, just to keep the UK on its feet after she pushes the disastrous Brexit process to its conclusion?

Theresa May refused to guarantee she will not water down food standards or open up the NHS to US firms in a trade deal with Donald Trump.

The Prime Minister faced repeated questions about how much she is prepared to give away, ahead of her face-to-face talks with the President later this week.

Jeremy Corbyn urged her to rule out any deal that would give US healthcare giants a toehold in the NHS – after similar concerns over an aborted EU-US agreement.

And the SNP raised fears that such a deal will open the door to British supermarkets being stocked with meat produced in unhygienic ways currently outlawed across the EU.

The price of freer transatlantic trade will include the sale of chickens washed with chemicals – a practice in the US – critics say.

In further evidence of growing worries at Westminster over a headlong rush to get close to Mr Trump, a Tory MP demanded a guarantee the UK will not “facilitate torture”.

In reply, Ms May said her government was “very clear we don’t sanction torture” – and made clear she hoped Mr Trump will not walk away from the Paris agreement to cut carbon emissions.

However, she declined to discuss details of her hopes for trade from her trip to Washington, instead saying they were to “increase prosperity and bring growth”.

Source: Theresa May could open up NHS to American firms in Trump deal


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6 thoughts on “How do we stop Theresa May opening up the NHS to US firms, just to get close to Trump?

  1. Stu

    A very astute observation that I have no answer for.

    I’m concerned about the quality of care as the US have the same attitude about profit versus quality as the Tories do.
    Look at Boots (Walgreen) whose exhausted staff have made dangerous dispesing mistakes since the USA takeover.

  2. rotzeichen

    The way we stop the Tories from doing what comes naturally to them is get rid of every Tory in the country at the polls.

    The EU though Mike did not stop TTIP it was campaigners in 38 Degrees like me that went on a delegation to Brussels, a Scotts contingent dressed in Kilts actually greeted the negotiators as they entered the building where talks were taking place.

    It was EU negotiators that were secreted away negotiating with the Americans that were doing a deal, even MEPs were not involved, they had to ask permission to hear what was going on, and were escorted by an administrator everywhere, they were not even allowed to make notes etc., about what they heard.

    People power stopped TTIP not the EU.

    But you are right when you say May will be negotiating a TTIP deal wit Trump, that is exactly what she wants, which is why she wants to scupper any sensible arrangement with the EU.

    Trump has made it emphatically clear, he will negotiate in the interests of corporate America, no one else, and people here need to wake up fast to it.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Did I not make it clear that people stopped TTIP?
      I reported on it very thoroughly at the time, you know.

  3. Barry Davies

    Trump stopped TTIP, he walked away from it but then any eu trade agreement runs into decades of negotiation because they can never get all the nations to agree to whatever the commission decides is right so they revolve eternally in deciding the outcome.

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