Time to protest

Time to protest

Time to protest

First published in Letters by

ON SATURDAY you published letters by two writers concerning the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

On Saturday, July 12, between noon and 3pm in the centre of York, various groups of concerned people will be teaming up with other local campaigners such as global justice group JustYork and Defend Our NHS York to spread the message and get the public talking about this threat to our democracy.

This is part of the national NoTTIP day of action co-ordinated by World Development Movement, War on Want, Friends of the Earth, the People’s Assembly and many others.

I would encourage people to get involved, attend and contact their MPs and MEPs over this serious breach of democratic accountability (among other things).

Dr Mick Phythian, Monkton Road, York.

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9:19pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Pinza-C55 says...

"I would encourage people to get involved, attend and contact their MPs and MEPs over this serious breach of democratic accountability "

I find the idea of MPs and MEPs worrying about lack of democratic accountability to be touchingly naive.
"I would encourage people to get involved, attend and contact their MPs and MEPs over this serious breach of democratic accountability " I find the idea of MPs and MEPs worrying about lack of democratic accountability to be touchingly naive. Pinza-C55
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12:05am Thu 26 Jun 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Have to agree C55, it appears that the party line comes before democracy or put more simply, doing the right thing in the best interests of the people.
Have to agree C55, it appears that the party line comes before democracy or put more simply, doing the right thing in the best interests of the people. ColdAsChristmas
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7:58am Thu 26 Jun 14

old_geezer says...

There was a radio interview the other day where an EU promoter of TTIP was asked about democratic governments being taken to court by commercial interests - first he denied it, then when the interviewer mentioned various cases (health, environmental damage etc), "oh well these cases aren't resolved yet, let's wait and see". These bureaucrats hold voters and their governments in such contempt.
There was a radio interview the other day where an EU promoter of TTIP was asked about democratic governments being taken to court by commercial interests - first he denied it, then when the interviewer mentioned various cases (health, environmental damage etc), "oh well these cases aren't resolved yet, let's wait and see". These bureaucrats hold voters and their governments in such contempt. old_geezer
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8:31am Thu 26 Jun 14

julia brica says...

"Among other things" Well I for one will be bringing the publics attention to the outrageous price hikes placed on Bunion Plasters. Among other things.
"Among other things" Well I for one will be bringing the publics attention to the outrageous price hikes placed on Bunion Plasters. Among other things. julia brica
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