I have replied to several hundred requests for the
Take Back the Power Pledge
as a Euro election candidate!
Yep I have signed. No to TTIP!
Dear Roger, I have signed the Take Back the Power pledge (and had over four hundred emails
asking me to!). You can see that it is mainly Greens who have signed if you look here
http://www.tjm.org.uk/take-action/candidates-who-have-signed-the-pledge.html The Green Party opposes TTIP
And as Green Party International Coordinator I served on the European Green Party TTIP working group and spoke up for rejection of this dangerous treaty that will destroy the NHS and smash environmental/labour protection. Trade must be about economic benefits not corporate control. thanks for getting in touch, Derek Wall
Dr Derek Wall South East - Green Dear Dr Wall, RE: Make trade work for people and planet. Request to sign Take Back the Power
pledge As a constituent of yours, I am writing to raise my concerns about the EU’s unfair
trade and investment policy. According to the Trade Justice Movement, EU trade
and investment deals risk destroying jobs, small-scale industries and the livelihoods
of small farmers and businesses, as well as increasing environmental
exploitation and the abuse of human rights. The deals will undermine developing
countries’ efforts to provide for basic needs, reduce poverty, and develop in a way
that is sustainable and protects the environment. Moreover, rules allow companies
to avoid national courts and sue governments in unaccountable tribunals whenever
they feel public policy will interfere with their current or anticipated profits.
Not only does this deplete vital public funds but the threat of a costly legal
dispute is sufficient to stop governments from introducing legislation in the
public good. MEPs must act now to ensure that trade and investment policy benefits people,
the environment and development objectives.
For more information about the EU’s trade and investment deals and the movement
to promote an alternative trade and investment model visit: http://www.tjm.org.uk/ I am joining with others in the UK and across Europe in advance of the May 2014
European Union elections to call MEP candidates to commit to take back the power.
I urge you to sign the attached pledge -
or you can sign online here: http://www.waronwant.org/power -
to take action to bring about a full-scale re-think of the EU’s trade and investment policy. Yours sincerely,