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Action to safeguard the NHS in Central Devon

Many are concerned about the effects of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on public services, especially the NHS.

Click on this link to find out how to support action against it in Central Devon....

 http://ttipaction.38degrees.org.uk/constituencies/1244?account_id=2750&account_token=521d9c4db4113d0d7362b3d97d0c01f3&t=1408638037

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commented 2014-08-28 19:33:33 +0100
There has been very little publicity about this extremely worrying trade deal which is currently being negotiated behind closed doors at the European Commission between EU and the United States. The fear is that TTIP threatens to make the outsourcing of health services in Britain irreversible because it will allow US multinationals, or any firm with American investors, to sue – on the grounds that it would jeopardise their profits – any future UK government if it attempted to take privatised health services back into public ownership.

This is what 38 Degrees says in the leaflet which we shall be handing out on Saturday. You can sign the petition at stop the ttip trade deal at 38degrees.org.uk/ttip

TTIP: the deal that’ll give global corporations the power to sue our government for millions
TTIP: the deal that’ll threaten our public services, including the nhs

POWER TO THE CORPORATIONS

Faceless giant corporations suing our government. The NHS getting carved up
by more and more private companies. British taxpayers being taken to the cleaners by Coca-Cola, Starbucks, and any other mega-company that doesn’t like how ‘strict’ our laws are.

This might sound far-fetched, but it’s a few handshakes and signatures away from becoming a reality. Right now, a huge new trade deal is being negotiated between the US and the EU: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership — or TTIP for short.

It’s a fancy name for a sinister deal. It’ll open the door for US healthcare companies to sue our government if they try to put a stop to privatisation of the NHS. And it’ll allow big businesses to sue the government if it passes laws that damage their profits – like raising the minimum wage, or introducing plain packaged cigarettes.

TTIP takes power away from ordinary people and puts it into the hands of corporations.

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