The secret negotiations to create an EU-US Corporate Free Trade Agreement will allow trans-national corporations to sue governments using secretive panels, bypassing courts and parliaments.
Things are hotting up in the UK (eventually). These several articles were published on TTIP (Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) / TAFTA (Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement).
An article in the Vox Political blog:
the biggest threat to democracy since World War II – and they tried to keep it secret.
The Secret Trade Agreement About to Complete the Corporate Takeover of Democracy.
and the People’s Assembly has posted this:
“The purpose of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is to remove the regulatory differences between the US and European nations. … the remarkable ability it would grant big business to sue the living daylights out of governments which try to defend their citizens. It would allow a secretive panel of corporate lawyers to overrule the will of parliament and destroy our legal protections …”
From George Monbiot:
This transatlantic trade deal is a full-frontal assault on democracy
Brussels has kept quiet about a treaty that would let rapacious companies subvert our laws, rights and national sovereignty
The lies behind this transatlantic trade deal.