In an excellent video, John Hilary, executive director of War On Want, explains what's wrong with the TTIP: why it's nothing to do with 'free trade' but all about deregulation of controversial and risky products like GMOs, tobacco, and hormone-treated meat; why it won't boost our economies; and how politicians know that much of what we're being told about the supposed benefits of TTIP is a lie. (Time: 14:43)
If TTIP is adopted, a million jobs in the US and EU combined will be lost, 600,000 of them in the EU; Europe will lose exports; the precautionary principle as the basis of European regulation would be trashed, along with food safety rules, labour rights, and the European social model; and corporations will be able to sue national and regional governments (i.e. the taxpayer) in secret courts for daring to regulate their products. A written report by John Hilary is here.