The EU-US trade deal: How TTIP could cripple local government

April 2015

Behind closed doors, EU and US negotiators are busy hammering out a new trade and investment deal called TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) that could be disastrous for local and regional government. This deal could threaten public services, set up shady arbitration panels capable of overruling the UK court system and undermine regulations such as health and safety standards. All of this means that TTIP is a threat to local democracy, affecting the freedom local authorities have in decision making when these affect the interests of large US corporations.

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