I CAN’T REITERATE THIS ENOUGH, THE TTIP WILL TAKE AWAY ALL OUR DEMOCRATIC AND SOVEREIGN RIGHTS, WE WILL NOT HAVE THE POWERS TO LEAVE THE EU, IF IT IS SIGNED! LIBLABCON’S ARE SELLING US OUT! IT WILL BE THE BEGINNING OF THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE!
We are being dragged towards a Corporate State, yet the right-wing press and TV don’t report on it?
The EU, while declaring itself to be democratic,, are pressurising UK Prime Minister David Cameron into not giving the British subjects a ‘referendum’! He has resisted by promising to hold a referendum ‘IF’ he is returned to power and can negotiate reforms with the EU, that’s a lot of string! He has also made the comment, ‘Referendum results are mere guidelines’, which leads many to think he wouldn’t keep his promise, which, by the by, wouldn’t be the first time? Our media reporters are obviously being held in ransom for their jobs, as the Corporations who own them, are part of the problem! The EU, while saying they are democratic, keep letting in the ‘poorer’ countries, who by sheer ‘need’ alone, are bound to say ‘yes’ to anything the EU ask, this waters down our anti-EU vote! Their cause has been outlined from day one back in 1952! We have been lied to ever since!
“Right back, at the beginning, the below quote is from Jean Monnet – 30 April 1952″
“Europe’s nations should be guided towards the super-state without their people understanding what is happening. This can be accomplished by successive steps each disguised as having an economic purpose, but which will eventually and irreversibly lead to federation”
This is the statement that led my father to say to my mother, ‘we will be taken over by stealth’! My father didn’t suffer fools g;ladly and thought Tony Benn was the only ‘honest’ man in the house.
Then we had The Rejected European Constitution, better known as The Lisbon Treaty;
“Public Opinion will be led, to adopt, without knowing it, the proposals that we dare not present to them directly….All the earlier proposals will be in the new text, but will be hidden and disguised”! (Valery Giscard D’Estaing author of the Lisbon Treaty).
“The project of our founding fathers is complete; the Economic Union is becoming a political union”! (Nicolas Sarkozy, former French PM)
It all started in June 2013, with the EU and USA getting together for negotiations, for a Free Trade Agreement! These talks are about not only cutting tariffs, but selling off our Public Service rights; imagine all our procurements in the hands of Corporations? George Osborne, the chancellor, has told us in his last budget, that all his cuts have not been delivered? He only has twelve months, so what could he mean? Well if the TTIP is ‘signed’, he has till May 2015 (next Parliament) before it becomes law, this time will be used sacking approx 3 million public sector workers, it will be illegal for companies to do it after it becomes law and expensive, this way he can use ‘taxpayers’ money to pay redundancies, which is the reason for ‘Help-to-work’, brought out last Monday (29/4/2014) this is the fore-runner of the Corporate State legalised slavery and will help him hide numbers.
The TTIP has just finished its final discussions and is having a pause for ‘Public Consultation’, funny part here, they didn’t advertise it in the media and you need a Philadelphia lawyer to read it? http://t.co/tCWts0VM2v The questionnaire itself is here; http://ec.europa.eu/yourvoice/ipm/forms/dispatch?form=ISDS.
They tell us the TTIP will be good for us, the customer, it will cut ‘at the border taxes’, making goods cheaper? Well why don’t they give us an example? They have done enough research that they can state how much our economy would benefit? According to this document https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/198115/bis-13-869-economic-impact-on-uk-of-tranatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership-between-eu-and-us.pdf we are expecting between £4 – £10 billion pa, now what goods will be reducing enough, for us to buy even more, that equate to these figures? Prey tell! From day 1, how does the man in the street benefit? We can see the benefits for the corporations, plenty of cheap labour and no tax on goods = big profits! The UK lost £18 billion in trade in goods last year, but made £56 billion from trade in services? Which leads to two important questions; Why sell the rights and how much?
“A US/EU deal will see the world’s two biggest economies in a neo-liberal pact with the additional stated aim of gradually levering the rest of world into this agreement, achieving, in effect, the global corporation rights which Doha failed to achieve.
Public procurement (all government spending, including public services) is a big part of the global trade agenda. Corporations want rights, via trade agreements, to access public procurement bidding processes in as many service sectors and geographic areas as possible.”
The TTIP has multiple clauses, one, The Investor-State Dispute Settlement, is a get out of jail card for corporations, it allows them to ‘sue’ governments, if they change or introduce rules that affect their profits, like raising minimum wage, or introducing a Living wage? This will give Corporations dictatorship over policy? There are others just as nasty, like the clause that takes away ALL our democratic and sovereign rights and hands control totally to the EU, with the added clause of making it illegal for us to leave! http://youtu.be/85xqZeegZCI
Finally, the TTIP is only good for companies, it hurts the working man by allowing cheap goods at stupid prices, we should have a quality tax, which will price out the cheap and nasty, thus forcing the onus on British made goods, this is the only way to drive up manufacturing and fight the cheap labour, which incidentally, has caught up to us? Two of the main reasons a lot of manufacturing is coming back from the Far East, rising wage rates and the cost of transportation. This TTIP takes away from us, hard fought rights and quality control, especially in our food by way of ‘Monsanto’ and their GMF crops?