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A CHARTER FOR DEREGULATION
AN ATTACK ON JOBS
AN END TO DEMOCRACY
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a comprehensive free trade and investment treaty currently being negotiated – in secret – between the European Union and the USA. As officials from both sides acknowledge, the main goal of TTIP is to remove regulatory ‘barriers’ which restrict the potential profits to be made by transnational corporations on both sides of the Atlantic.
Yet these ‘barriers’ are in reality some of our most prized social standards and environmental regulations, such as labour rights, food safety rules (including restrictions on GMOs), regulations on the use of toxic chemicals, digital privacy laws and even new banking safeguards introduced to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis. The stakes, in other words, could not be higher.
This booklet, written by John Hilary, Executive Director of War on Want, explains in short what TTIP is and how it will affect the lives of all of us if it comes into force. It’s also available in French, German, Greek, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese versions here.
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Stop Cameron giving out Peerages in exchange for cash. This is how corporations influence Britain. Sign the petition today: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/68564
In 2006 Cameron said: “We’ve got to stop this perception that parties can somehow be bought by big donations either from very rich people, or trade unions, or businesses.” – Yet he’s still doing it!! We have asked what action he took after his speech.
They even brought in legislation in an attempt to block people from creating a petition to stop this process (here is the original version of the petition which was refused. It was only due to some clever rewording that our friend was able to get it accepted (see top).
In fact we’d had so much corruption as a result of cash for peerages we’d better just link to it here.
The expenses bill for the House of Lords has risen by more than £4 million since 2010 when Cameron took office! The Prime Minister has already handed out 161 peerages in this parliament.