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TTIP: UK Government Confirms NHS Exemption Amid Public Backlash

Posted August 11, 2014

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Finbarr Bermingham – IB Times)

The British government has told IBTimes UK that it has “no intention” of including the NHS in any free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States.

The remarks come in response to a poll which found that the majority of voters in marginal electorate constituencies want the government to exclude the National Health Service (NHS) from ongoing discussion around the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

The survey, organised by the trade union Unite and conducted by Survation, found that 68% of voters in 13 “battleground” seats would rather that the health service was off the TTIP agenda. Read more here.