TTIP a ‘clear and present danger to NHS’: whole deal must be rejected

19 May 2016 - 1:45pm
Press release

In response to a jointly tabled amendment to the Queens’ Speech to protect the NHS from TTIP, the EU-US trade deal, Mark Dearn, Senior Trade Campaigner at War on Want, said:

“The NHS has always been in TTIP and the danger this deal poses to our health, medical and dental services is clear and present. The government and European Commission’s claim that the NHS is safe is complete rubbish.

“The government could have excluded the NHS from TTIP – as the French government did with its film industry – but instead it chose to offer it up for permanent privatisation.

“The NHS and all our public services must be protected from TTIP – to do this we must reject all of this secret deal.”

 

Notes to editors

For further information and interviews, contact Ross Hemingway on +44 7983 550728 or Mark Dearn on +44 7804 289680.

David Cameron faces Queen's Speech defeat as Tory Eurosceptics join forces with Labour to protect the NHS from TTIP http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/david-cameron-faces-queens-speech-8004259

Rebel Tory MPs set to back amendment to Queen's speech http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/may/19/backbench-mps-set-to-back-amendment-to-queens-speech

TTIP: Jeremy Corbyn and rebel Tory MPs to form alliance to protect NHS from transatlantic trade deal http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ttip-trade-deal-jeremy-corbyn-and-rebel-tory-mps-to-form-alliance-to-protect-nhs-from-transatlantic-a7037381.html

 

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