The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), now being negotiated between the EU and the US, is dangerous and should be scrapped, a charity leader will tell a Cambridge audience.
John Hilary, Executive Director of anti-poverty charity War on Want, will speak at the Unitarian Church on Emmanuel Street at 7pm on Thursday 4 December.
He will say:
“TTIP is seen by some as a template for all future trade deals. But with its support for deregulation, privatisation, and pro-investor dispute settlement mechanisms, it’s the single biggest transfer of power to transnational business we have seen for a generation. It’s dangerous and should be stopped.”
The meeting is being organised jointly by Cambridge People’s Assembly and Cambridge World Development Movement (to be known from early 2015 as Global Justice Cambridge).