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TTIP threatens public services, jobs, environment & democracy

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a ‘free trade’ agreement being negotiated mostly in secret between the EU and US.

TTIP transfers power from governments to big business. Promoted by big business for big business, it weakens standards for food safety, environmental protection, banking and the sovereign powers of individual nations. It would allow a company to sue a government, claiming that its laws hurt their profits. Democracy would be undermined as decisions taken in the interests of people, public services and the environment could be overturned.

TTIP would:

  • Weaken safety standards – opening the EU to GM foods, growth hormones in meat, chicken washed in chlorine and pesticides currently banned in the EU for killing off bees.
  • Threaten jobs – weaken workers’ rights and increase unemployment – a race to the bottom with jobs switching to the US, where labour standards and rights are lower.
  • Open up the NHS, health and care, education and water services to big business and prevent governments from reversing the changes.
  • Help the all-powerful City of London to loosen America’s tougher banking regulations.

Come and hear John Hilary, Linda Kaucher and Jean Lambert MEP speak about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, ask questions and join the debate

Friday 30th January 2015, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, at Friends House, Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA

  • John Hilary, Executive Director of War on Want, has worked in the global justice movement for 25 years; his 2014 TTIP report has been translated into nine European languages.
  • Linda Kaucher, with a background in education and 15 years experience of researching the EU’s so-called ‘trade agreements’, works to expose and oppose the secretive ‘trade’ agenda.
  • Jean Lambert, as Green Party MEP for London, has campaigned for the EU to take heed of the concerns raised about TTIP and has co-authored a report on the impact of TTIP.

There is no entry charge, donations will be taken on the night.

Please reserve your place by email to sutton4peace@yahoo.co.uk or by text message to 07740 594496.

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