Tue 7 May 2019
posted by Tapestry
Hundreds of papers from the secretive trade talks between the US and EU have been released online.
They appear to confirm fears that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks between Brussels and Washington will, when ratified, lead to the health service being privatised or dismantled.
The documents, obtained by Greenpeace Netherlands, include a US proposal to have a committee with representatives from Washington and Brussels to meet each year “to review state-owned enterprises and monopolies” which would include the NHS.
The committee would meet annually and would not be guaranteed a representative from Britain.
But it would still be able to review state-run services in this country. Its duties would include checking that state services do not “distort” the market.
One section of the papers makes it clear that the EU and America would seek eventually to end all forms of…
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