Write to your MP, MEP, prospective MEP, write to the Queen

Lallygag has asked me to publicise this draft letter to the authorities protesting about the TTIP international trade agreement, which will lead to the privatisation of more public services and the NHS, in the interests of promoting international free trade. It will also mean that national governments are at the mercy of big business, who can sue them if the legislate against one of their products. Mike’s already blogged on this over at Vox Political. She also recommends that you slightly amend the wording of the letter, if you do write, so it doesn’t look like everyone writing exactly the same letter. This is a wise move. Mike’s had problems with his FOI request, because others had done the same before him. So the Information Commissioner rejected it as ‘vexatious’ and only intended to cause trouble.

tantalusredux

I sadly have to put a disclaimer that this is NOT all my own work. The draft, which I’ve amended and hope have made slightly clearer was provided through a group I attend. I wish it was all mine, but I’m not a plagiarist and there is a bit more detail here than I would have managed to supply from my own research.

Dear

I am extremely concerned about the effects of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership currently being negotiated between the US and European Commission.

As you will be aware, the TTIP is currently being negotiated between the United States and the European Union, with a view to opening up markets for services, investment and public procurement.

There are growing concerns about what this trade agreement will mean, not least that regulatory harmonisation will weaken existing standards and regulations currently aimed at protecting workers and consumers in the…

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