People power is ending free-trade deals

People power is ending TTIP and other unpopular EU free-trade deals

by Molly Scott Cato

Grassroots movements are challenging the might of corporations over TTIP and CETA. But we must ensure the UK government doesn’t sign up to anything worse

The corporations and political elites that have been steering free-trade deals for many years are finding they are losing control. Strong public resistance and opposition from national and regional governments in Europe are throwing the controversial TTIP and CETA trade deals off track.

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and the EU has proved deeply unpopular. Across Europe, campaigns to stop it have had a huge impact. Almost three and a half million Europeans have signed the“Stop TTIP”’ European Citizens’ Initiative petition against the deal.

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