TTIP Update

Since I wrote the piece below various things have changed (for the better).

First, some of the various party views have changed, mainly, it seems, as some of the details have become better known, especially the secret courts by which corporations could sue governments over policies which hit their profits.

Second, some European governments (notably but not only France) have declared their opposition to the proposals, so there is a good chance it will all be cancelled.

Third, it has become clear that if we leave the EU our present UK government are quite likely to conclude a similar deal with USA, so leaving the EU would not solve the problem and might well make it worse.


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