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Controversy and Confusion at Centre of US Trade Deal

Posted February 17, 2015

(Alan Jones – Belfast Telegraph)

The European Union and the UK government are trying to separate “myths from facts” as controversy continues to rage over a planned trade deal with the United States.

The EU’s Trade Commissioner told a conference in London that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would create jobs, cut red tape and help the UK economy grow.

Cecilia Malstrom countered fears that NHS services could be privatised by insisting the health service would not be affected. 

UK Trade Minister Lord Livingston said anything that did not harm the deal should be published. “It is important to separate myths from facts. TTIP will bring jobs, keep high standards and bring the EU and US closer together. We have a chance to set high global standards and replicate some of the success of the single market,” he said. Click here to read more.