President Obama in UK to force toxic trade deal TTIP

21 April 2016 - 5:30pm
Press release

US President Barack Obama is currently in the UK pushing for progress on secret EU-US trade deal TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership).

TTIP is facing renewed opposition across Europe and in the USA: in addition to more than 3.4 million people having signed a petition calling for an immediate end to negotiations on the deal, the French government has threatened to terminate talks, while public support for TTIP has plummeted in Germany and the USA.

In the UK, more than 130,000 people have signed a letter calling on President Obama to end talks on TTIP.

War on Want Senior Trade Campaigner Mark Dearn said: “TTIP is an unpopular, anti-democratic stitch-up. If President Obama truly believes in democracy he should forget about forcing this dodgy deal on the people of Europe.”

 

Notes to Editors

For further information and interviews, contact John Hilary on +44 7983 550727 or Mark Dearn on +44 7804 289680

 

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