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 “Cameron washes his hands of protecting the NHS from TTIP”