Treaties, by nature, are compromises where all involved parties must make concessions. However, in the case of TTIP, the concern is that wealthy elites will gain at the expense of ordinary citizens, wherever they live, and country sovereignty will be diminished as these globalists work towards a one world order that can be controlled by a small cadre at the top.
This is not to the benefit of the United States, nor to several other proposed signatories. The European Union was supposed to be the first brick in the wall of globalism, and it is actually dissolving before our eyes. Why, then, does anyone think that blowing up the EU into a world wide organization would somehow be good for the entire world? We should thank Greenpeace for their work in exposing this secret plan and letting us know of some of the long term proposals that are in it.
The huge leak – which gives the first full insight into the negotiations – shows that the relationship between Europe and the US are weaker than had been thought and that major divisions remain on some of the agreement’s most central provisions.
The talks have been held almost entirely in secret, and most information that is known in public has come out from unofficial leaks. But the new pages, leaked by Greenpeace, represent the first major look at how the highly confidential talks are progressing.
The leaks could be enough to destabilise the deal completely, according to campaigners who have claimed that the agreement couldn't survive the leaks.
“Now that we can see the actual texts, the EU negotiators have nowhere left to hide,” John Hilary, the executive director of War on Want, told The Independent. “The gloves are off, and they know they are in for a proper fight.”
They indicate that the US is looking strongly to change regulation in Europe to lessen the protections on the environment, consumer rights and other positions that the EU affords to its citizens. Representatives for each side appear to have found that they have run into “irreconcilable” differences that could undermine the signing of the landmark and highly controversial trade deal, campaigners say.
There are also notable missing parts of the agreement. None of the texts includes any reference to the global effort to cut CO2 emissions agreed in Paris last year, according to Greenpeace, despite a commitment from the European Commission that it would make environmental sustainability a key part of any deal.
Those who support TTIP argue that it represents an important step that will allow the US and EU to work together more closely and that it will support business in both regions. But parts of the deal and the secrecy that surrounds it have led campaigners to argue that it could include dangerous changes to the consumer protections that are guaranteed by the EU.
Poverty, environmental and other campaigners have claimed that the new leak could be enough to undermine those already controversial talks.
“TTIP is being cooked up behind closed doors because when ordinary people find out about the threat it poses to democracy and consumer protections, they are of course opposed to it,” said Guy Taylor, trade campaigner at Global Justice Now. “It’s no secret that the negotiations have been on increasingly shaky ground. Millions of people across Europe have signed petitions against TTIP, and hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets to call for an end to the negotiations.
“EU leaders will now have to assess the political fallout from the leak and decide whether they can still afford to be associated with this toxic deal,” said Mr Hilary. “The French and German governments, both of which are preparing for general elections next year, have already signalled that they might pull the plug on TTIP. Today's revelations bring that possibility a great deal closer.”
The politicians keep wanting to say to the public, “trust us,” but no one does, so the negotiations are done in secret. If they must be conducted in secret, that alone is enough to elicit questions and doubts. Previous leaks also suggested that there was a good deal of bargaining over elements that have nothing to do with trade such as gun control and access and environmental “protection,” which is simply a means for codifying and enforcing environmental regulations that could not be accomplished if submitted to national lawmakers.
Of course, President Obama is not above making treaties on his own and then calling them agreements so they do not have to be submitted to Congress for approval. This is the case with the Paris “agreement” that he just signed which obligates the U.S. to international limits, contributions, and policies regarding climate change. That also was clearly a treaty, but completed simply with the signature of the Obama administration representative.
Which then begs the question; will the TTIP be passed by a group of international elites without buy-in from their respective countries?
That may be the only way for the TTIP to be approved, and so elected officials must feel the wrath of voters so that the people are represented appropriately and this treaty is rejected outright.
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NO MORE FUGN BAD DEALS??
HAVE YOU HAD ENOUGH YET.
It didn’t end the tpp it won’t end the trip, American government is too corrupt to care.
We need to burn the Trojan Hose they rode in on!!