There's another trade deal that's already signed


darkbeaver
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Reported Death Of TTIP – An Abhorrent Political Deception: Information Clearing House - ICH

to clandestinely impose TTIP rules on Europe.”
Nick Dearden, Director of Global Justice Now confirmed what Peter Koenig is saying in a Guardian piece “Think TTIP is a threat to democracy? There’s another trade deal that’s already signed“.
TTIP is not alone. Its smaller sister deal between the EU and Canada is called CETA (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement). CETA is just as dangerous as TTIP; indeed it’s in the vanguard of TTIP-style deals, because it’s already been signed by the European commission and the Canadian government. It now awaits ratification over the next 12 months.
The one positive thing about CETA is that it has already been signed and that means that we’re allowed to see it. Its 1,500 pages show us that it’s a threat to not only our food standards, but also the battle against climate change, our ability to regulate big banks to prevent another crash and our power to renationalise industries.
CETA contains a new legal system, open only to foreign corporations and investors. Should the British government make a decision, say, to outlaw dangerous chemicals, improve food safety or put cigarettes in plain packaging, a Canadian company can sue the British government for “unfairness”. And by unfairness this simply means they can’t make as much profit as they expected. The “trial” would be held as a special tribunal, overseen by corporate lawyers.
What is missing from this statement is that any American corporation headquartered in Canada can sue any nation in the EU via CETA for the same reasons – namely, loss of ‘expected’ profits. They don’t actually have to be Canadian corporations.
As Global Justice also confirms, Canada has itself fought and lost a plentiful and diverse range of legal cases brought by US corporations under the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) for “outlawing carcinogenic chemicals in petrol, reinvesting in local communities and halting the devastation of quarries.” If TTIP doesn’t bring this horrific erosion of democratic power to the shores of Europe, CETA will. ‘Brexit’ will mean for nothing. It will be sold to the British people as a global trade agreement which will be heralded as a great success and supported by much of the media who themselves have a vested interest in such deals.
In the end, does it matter if it’s called TTIP, CETA, TISA and the like, they are all shadowy unaccountable acro
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
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Reminiscent of butt worms singing "In through the out door..."

who the hell gave butt worms treaty negoatiation authority...?
damn negoats
 
darkbeaver
Republican
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1500 pages, have a look at that for us will ya.
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
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I don't wanna look
I just might know whats in there all ready

Id rather read the lord of the rings trilogy again
couldn't we just base our trade rules on that?

oh...we all ready are...
ooops, silly me...
 
darkbeaver
Republican
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I don't want to look either, we're going to get screwed this way or that way but we we.ll bleed all the same, unless Christ returns in time. Something has to be done about journalists and politicians. The entirety of the professional class should be purged.
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
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time to give gandalf a ring
trouble is the orcs now have all the manufacturing jobs