Labourpolitiker för TTIP

John Healey, brittisk parlamentsledamot för Labour (socialdemokraterna) skriver i The Independent: ”Ignore the critics – TTIP is something the Left should fight for”

Han försvarar TTIP och påpekar att det traditionellt har varit ”radicals” som drivit på frihandel mot de konservativa.

”As I’ve pointed out before, the left has a proud pro-trade tradition. It was Clement Attlee’s post-war government which signed Britain up to liberalising tariffs under the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs – the forerunner of the WTO. And it was Franklin Roosevelt’s ‘new deal’ Democrats that overturned the protectionism and isolationism of Republican Herbert Hoover.

They knew that trade wasn’t an end in itself – every trade deal has to be taken on its merits. But progressives following in their footsteps should be optimistic that this EU-US deal can be a force for good, not just because it is bigger than any previous bi-lateral deal but because it is being negotiated between economic equals, with the EU providing the collective clout to bargain with the US that no individual European country could match.”

Healey är kritisk mot ISDS, men det intressanta är att han inte hemfaller till myterna utan bara konstaterar att det inte finns anledning att ha en skiljedomsklausul i ett avtal mellan de två mest utvecklade och stabila rättsstaterna i världen.


Taggar: Healey
Kategorier: EU, TTIP, ISDS