Theresa May's NHS sacrifice to seal Trump deal is 'TTIP all over again'

27 January 2017 - 8:45am
Press release

Responding to news that Theresa May suggests UK health services could be part of US trade deal, War on Want's senior trade campaigner, Mark Dearn, said:

"It would be no surprise at all if Theresa May offered up the NHS in a new trade deal with the USA when you consider that our government has already done exactly the same in TTIP. 

"If public services are combined with an ISDS ‘corporate court’ mechanism in a trade deal - something both the USA and UK are very keen on - a future attempt to renationalise any or all of the NHS would see US health companies suing the UK for lost profits resulting from their lost ‘market access’.

"If this government really intends a break with the European Commission’s secretly negotiated trade deals, it must start by showing parliament and the people exactly what it intends to sacrifice in order to seal a deal with Donald Trump."

 

Notes to editors

For further information and interviews, contact Ross Hemingway on +44 7983 550728 or Mark Dearn on +44 7804 289680. 

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