Trade deal with US will threaten NHS

Trade deal with US will threaten NHS

Trade deal with US will threaten NHS

First published in Letters

PEOPLE in this country are rightly proud of the NHS, and many are angry at the creeping privatisation now being introduced.

The service will be further threatened if a trade deal currently being negotiated with the US goes ahead.

The EU-US trade deal aims to open both health care and education up to competition by American companies.

Under the deal, a future UK Government could also find itself being sued for billions of pounds if it attempts to reverse NHS privatisation measures.

The government of Slovakia has already been sued for reversing the privatisation of its own health system.

Public health and education are essential for a fair society, and we must not let the government sign away our rights to these services.

There is a growing campaign against the deal, organised by a variety of groups including the World Development Movement, and I hope readers will join me in supporting it.

Alex Friend, North Leigh, near Witney

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6:39am Tue 2 Sep 14

tws says...

TTIP, Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership is just as the letter writer correctly says, another BIG nail in the coffin of our beloved NHS!!!
This is being done to "harmonise" the NHS with the US health system & just to prove the corruption involved, the Tory Reform group want this US "harmonisation!!
Camerons chief health adviser, Nick Seddon, WAS top lobbyist for ....................
.......REFORM, yes the same!!!!
Money goes to money, so true but people must know about this & STOP it!!!
This isn't about which party you support or my "distorted leftwing" views but about saving of NHS!!!
TTIP, Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership is just as the letter writer correctly says, another BIG nail in the coffin of our beloved NHS!!! This is being done to "harmonise" the NHS with the US health system & just to prove the corruption involved, the Tory Reform group want this US "harmonisation!! Camerons chief health adviser, Nick Seddon, WAS top lobbyist for .................... .......REFORM, yes the same!!!! Money goes to money, so true but people must know about this & STOP it!!! This isn't about which party you support or my "distorted leftwing" views but about saving of NHS!!! tws
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3:59pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

This identical letter is appearing from different people across a wide range of newspapers and publications...

Why do they never mention that:-

"The claim was brought not under EU law but under the provisions of an investment treaty signed in 1991 between the Netherlands and Czechoslovakia. Czechoslovakia no longer exists, but the treaty was inherited by both the Czech republic and Slovakia."
This identical letter is appearing from different people across a wide range of newspapers and publications... Why do they never mention that:- "The claim was brought not under EU law but under the provisions of an investment treaty signed in 1991 between the Netherlands and Czechoslovakia. Czechoslovakia no longer exists, but the treaty was inherited by both the Czech republic and Slovakia." Andrew:Oxford
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