Growing opposition

A group of MPs have raised serious concerns about the risks of TTIP—the EU-US trade deal currently being negotiated in secret.   The Business, Innovations and Skills committee issued a sharply critical report of the trade deal, saying that the government needed more evidence to substantiate claims that TTIP will boost the economy by £100bn a year.  […]

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Guilty: ‘verdict’ on IDS

As part of a national day of action against benefit sanctions (March 19) Unite Community members in Southampton paraded ‘Iain Duncan Smith’ through the streets of the city before ‘jailing’ the work and pensions secretary for ‘crimes against humanity.’   Pretty strong stuff and with good reason. Unite believes the sanctions – which have seen […]

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TTIP must be opposed

A huge corporate power grab of health care and public services would have a devastating impact on UK citizens.   But that’s just what could happen if the “Trojan Horse” – an EU-US trade deal known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)–now being drawn up behind closed doors, goes ahead.   By removing “regulatory […]

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