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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

David Malone, TTIP, TISA and Russian dolls



http://www.theguardian.com/membership/2015/feb/18/guardian-live-what-is-ttip-and-how-does-it-affect-us

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3 comments:

David Hill said...

90% of the people of the EU would lose out big time with the TTIP as all other trade deals that have been signed to date have shown.

Indeed, some politicians are asking David Cameron to use the Veto to opt out the NHS from the TTIP, but where this will not secure the NHS's future in the long-term.

For a Veto is no good to stop anything as time goes on and is a short-term mechanism. Once the TTIP has been signed by our hoodwinked politicians and where it is forever as the treaty makes clear it is irrevocable, over a period of 10-years the EU will make it mandatory that the NHS is opened up to private healthcare corporations. The reason, the treaty states quite clearly that monopolies cannot exist and in the TTIP's eyes, the NHS is a giant monopoly and is illegal under the trade agreement. Indeed if the UK or any EU nation tried to pull out of the TTIP no matter when, they would be sued by every multi-national corporation from the USA and EU for loss of earnings and profit. The treaty is also clear on that also if you read between the lines. So a veto is not worth the paper it is wrote on. Consequently the only way to stop this corporate grab is to stop the TTIP and never allow our politicians to sign it. Simple really.

Read, 'The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) will be an Absolute Disaster for the People of the EU (European Union) and the People of America (USA) in the long-term - We simply have to Vote AGAINST this behind closed doors Transatlantic Trade deal before it is signed up and too late for the People to do anything about it' - http://worldinnovationfoundation.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/the-ttip-transatlantic-trade-and.html

This corporate grab will create job losses (NAFTA a smaller scale similar treaty has killed off 700,000 American jobs according to Robert Reich, former US Secretary of State for Labor) and reduced standards of living for 90% of the people in the EU. Remember once signed the TTIP is irrevocable and we cannot come out if our astute politicians eventually realise that they have made a big, big mistake, probably the biggest in political history.

Sackerson said...

Hi David, and thanks for your contribution. I'v had a quick look through your links and their links. I'm sure many people are becoming aware that there is a power grab going on, but other than protesting in a civilised way we don't know how to resist it. What an irony that as a young man I thought world government and the universal rule of law were good ideas; now I understand that it means the universal rule of lawyers!

O/T (slightly), I've had a look at the proposed UN resolution on Nazism etc. Perhaps one reason for abstentions and "no" votes is that the wording is too catchall. It should have stuck to Nazism and neo-Nazism. It looks like bad law, the sort that gives the authorities far too much power.

Further O/T, Ukraine is suffering from a bad case of geopolitics and if we're not careful the US is going to start WWIII, again far away from its own soil. From what I read Ukraine is overrun by rival gangs of warlords and yet again the West imagines good can come out of making common cause with bad people.

David Hill said...

With the media being 95%+ controlled by the rich and powerful and state governments, the people do not learn (other than through the WWW), what is really going on. The Ukraine as you mention is a prime example where thugs and neo-Nazis are an integral part of the so-called legitimate government. Who would have thought that we in the West would ever supported such regimes, but because the US administration (Senate & Congress)has such a personal loathing for Putin, their thinking is totally corrupted and why we are supporting the Ukrainian government. Until the people have a balanced view of what is going on in the world-at-large and not just a one-sided propaganda agenda, peace and social justice will never prevail over a blinded view by politicians.