Going Underground: John Hilary talks #TTIP

14 December 2015 - 1:30pm
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Going Underground on the the EU-US trade deal – TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership).

Discussing the recent debate in parliament, John Hilary, Executive Director of War on Want, explains how hundreds of thousands of jobs in Europe will be lost and how multinationals and bankers will have free rein if this trade deal goes ahead.

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