Why won’t you act Tim? TTIP would be a disaster for the NHS & the British people are against it.
By now, you’ve probably heard of TTIP – the dodgy trade deal that’s being cooked up behind closed doors between the US and the EU. It’s really bad news, and could mean the end of the NHS as we know it. With the NHS included in this deal, US-based investors could sue a future government that tried to reverse NHS privatisations. It’s no wonder so many people are campaigning to make sure that the NHS is protected and taken out of TTIP.
And yet Tim Farron’s Lib Dems are isolated, along with the Conservatives, in refusing to support our call for David Cameron to use his veto to protect the NHS from TTIP. Isn’t this what got them into trouble in the first place?
Can you join the tens of thousands who have taken action with us to defend the NHS by signing our petition today? The more people who sign it, the bigger the impact will be, and the greater our chances of saving the NHS.
Tim Farron previously said, “I do not support the inclusion of an ISDS within the TTIP negotiations”, but he has not come out against the agreement or said that he wants the NHS to be removed from the trade deal.
When people first realised that TTIP could mean the end of the NHS, there was a public outcry. Thanks to that, every opposition party in England apart from the Lib Dems now wants Cameron to use his veto, to take the NHS out of TTIP. Even Tory MP Zac Goldsmith said ‘TTIP isn’t about trade or no trade. This is a question of basic democracy.’ So why can’t the Lib Dems see what everyone else can see?
Of course, this petition is just the start. We will need to do a lot more to make sure that Tim Farron and the Lib Dems hear what the overwhelming majority tell them in poll after poll – “it’s the NHS stupid. Tell David Cameron to use his veto to remove the NHS from TTIP.”
It starts with this petition. Please sign it and share it with your friends, and save out NHS.
If you want to know where your MP stands on TTIP, click here for our interactive map: