by Annie Dieu-Le-Veut
He was going to be only the second British Prime Minister in a century to be defeated on a Queen’s Speech. But with a hop, skip and a jump of weasel worded legalese, David Cameron has avoided that embarrassment.
Eurosceptics from his own party were wanting the Queen’s Speech to offer some protection from the aim of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to privatise the NHS, which was leaked a couple of weeks ago.
So Cameron has accepted an amendment to the wording of the Queen’s Speech. However, the amendment is so feebly worded that it has no legal weight and actually provides a loophole that you could drive a gravy train through, thus protecting any British government from ever having to do anything about TTIP and the NHS. Continue reading
By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut
The recent massive leak of TTIP documents and its intentions over GM foods came as a shock to those who had been lulled into assuming that the European Union were the ‘good guys’ in this debate, compared to our own politicians in the UK. But we wouldn’t have been so wrong-footed if we’d been taught our history correctly.
The warm and fuzzy story that we’ve been getting on the mainstream media – about Jean Monnet coming up with the idea of the European Union to help prevent war in Europe – is leaving out some unsavoury but enlightening information, according to Dr Matthias Rath of the Rath Health Foundation. Continue reading
Prime Minister David Cameron stands accused of “duping” the British public with his claims the National Health Service (NHS) is “completely protected” under the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal between the US and EU.
Critics say secret TTIP documents recently leaked by Greenpeace revealed the British government is failing to secure adequate protections for the country’s largely state-funded healthcare system.
Following this weekend’s leak by Greenpeace, demonstrating not only that the TTIP is driven entirely by narrow corporate interests, but that Obama is openly willing to reneg on his pro-environment agenda just to pass the Transatlantic Treaty at any cost, the blowback arrived earlier today when France became the first major European nation which threatened to reject the huge free trade deal between the U.S. and the European Union, “it’s too friendly to U.S. business and probably doomed.”
By Anthony Gucciardi
The United States is threatening nations who oppose Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) crops with military-style trade wars, according to information obtained and released by the organization WikiLeaks. Nations like France, which have moved to ban one of Monsanto’s GM corn varieties, were requested to be ‘penalized’ by the United States for opposing Monsanto and genetically modified foods.
The information reveals just how deep Monsanto’s roots have penetrated key positions within the United States government, with the cables reporting that many U.S. diplomats work directly for Monsanto. Continue reading