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TTIP: who voted for what?

8 Jul 15

Today, all MEPs had the chance to vote on TTIP for the first time. It was a vote to give a signal to the officials behind the deal, of whether Europe was broadly in favour or against. The vote didn’t go the right way. The majority...


TTIP: 10 reasons why the latest ISDS compromise is a bad deal

(a guest blog from Owen Tudor, TUC)

2 Jul 15

Yesterday the Socialists & Democrats Group in the European Parliament voted 56-34 to endorse a compromise amendment to the Parliament’s draft resolution on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP, the EU-US trade deal), covering the controversial issue of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). The compromise was...

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TTIP: a week of victories (a guest blog from John Hilary, War on Want)

15 Jun 15

John Hilary reflects on an extraordinary few days on both sides of the Atlantic. Campaigning works. This is the clear message from a rollercoaster week in the struggle over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the controversial trade deal being negotiated by the EU...


TTIP: people-power is working!

12 Jun 15

38 Degrees members have helped plunge a dangerous trade deal – called TTIP – into chaos. You might not have heard of TTIP before – if it gets going it could let corporations sue the government, and would mean more private companies making a profit...


We’re in the papers!

5 Jun 15

Great news – we’re in the papers today! Over 19,000 38 Degrees members chipped in and funded adverts to expose the MEPs who haven’t done enough to stop the worst parts of TTIP, the dodgy trade deal. The adverts are now splashed across local newspapers...

Why politicians must not hide behind complexity: a response to Jude Kirton-Darling’s open letter

5 Jun 15

This blog by Blanche Jones is re-posted from Left Foot Forward Yesterday, Labour MEP Jude Kirton-Darling published a blog on Left Foot Forward defending her decision last week to compromise on a key vote about TTIP – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. She criticised...