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To: Bath and North East Somerset Council
TTIP-threatens Bath's local public services & democracy
We urge Bath and North East Somerset Council to debate the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) and recognize how it could have a negative impact on the local area.
Hundreds of councils across Europe have passed motions to stand against TTIP and we urge Bath and North East Somerset Council to join them.
The Conservatives have proclaimed themselves pro-TTIP and local, public pressure will be needed to persuade the majority Conservative BANES council to stand against the party line.
Why is this important?
Please sign our petition calling on Bath and North East Somerset Council to debate TTIP.
(For residents of Bath and North East Somerset only. We need 1000 residents to sign in order to trigger a council debate).
TTIP will not only effect our NHS and democracy on a national level but will have significant implications for local public services, including:
- making it possible for corporations to buy up local government services.
- the possibility of extra-judicial trade tribunals being held to challenge measures by Bath and North East Somerset Council designed to promote local employment, foster environmental protection or protect public health. Such rulings would be made by trade lawyers, not judges, and, once passed, would be unchallengeable.
Bath and North East Somerset needs to defend basic public services for solidarity and social redistribution by standing against this troubling trade agreement.
More information on TTIP:
Report by War on Want: http://rosalux.gr/sites/default/files/publications/ttip_web.pdf
38 Degrees TTIP page: https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/pages/ttip_more_information