“In days of old we’d both agree
that I am you and you are me.
What has happened to us two
That I am me and you are you?”
Anon. Sanskrit Poem
TTIP. It’s curious that most people have no idea what this small grouping of letters denote. If the proposed agenda is realized it will have seismic repercussions for all European countries. We are being sold a pup.
Transatlantic Trade Investment Programme is none other than a land grab by a consortium of large corporations and multinationals under the auspices of a beneficent US government. The UK’s Conservative government has bought the pup and is selling it on as a boost to Britain’s trading opportunities with the US, therefore a boon to the British economy.
Now if you buy that you may be interested in sharing your bank and credit card details with me as I have instruction from the estate of Horatio van Horten, late of the Horten Diamond Consortium, to redistribute his vast fortune to a very select few.
The problem with TTIP is that negotiations are currently conducted for the benefit of the European economy without consultation with the electorate. This is a land grab of the greatest magnitude that will allow the faceless Multi’s and Corps to steal our democracy for the benefit of the small percentage of ultra rich. When you take into account that Nestle were exporting water from Canada during a drought, and their ex CEO stated that ‘water was not a human right’; Monsanto are attempting to establish copy right on seed stock; AngloGold, Rio Tinto, and other giant mining corps are responsible for land grab, human rights abuses and pollution, something is amiss don’t you think. In the interests of profit (greed) governments in Asia have been persuaded to back the corporate land grab with the might of their armed forces to subjugate and murder their own citizens. Is this where we are headed? Are we to bow to the superior greed of this alien breed who lack empathy for us mere mortals? With a population of 7 billion and counting I think we can win this battle.
‘TTIP a proposed agreement between the EU and US ( aimed at creating the worlds biggest trade-free zone spanning the north Atlantic ) runs the real risk of reducing the ability of future governments to regulate for healthier food systems by, in effect, prohibiting regulations that could hit the profits for foreign investors’
Lucy Siegle. Obs. Aug 31