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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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