Outside the marginals

a commentary on the politics that followed the UK 2010 & 2015 elections

EDM 202: TTIP

It is particularly worrying that this proposal (and a similar one between the USA and Pacific countries) seems to be slipping through with very little comment or examination.

Julian's musings

See http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2014-15/202

Having read Early day motion 202 it strikes me as perfectly reasonable to require democratic accountability for TTIP, especially in its dealings with Government bodies. I have therefore no problem with supporting this.

Of course, I am not a Member of Parliament (yet!) and so can only offer vocal support at this point, but I think it important that I do so, and that I broadcast my views so that all may know where I stand on this issue.

The motion reads as follows:

TRANSATLANTIC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP, DEMOCRACY, RIGHTS AND THE RULE OF LAW

That this House notes that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership includes investor-state dispute settlements that are being designed in secret, so enabling multi-national companies to intimidate and sue governments for lost profits due to Government policies designed to protect the public as consumers or workers or to change the level of…

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