Labour MEPs secure support to reject the ISDS clause in the TTIP

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In January, Labour MEPs called on the European Commission to provide alternatives to the inclusion of Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), following its response to a Europe-wide public consultation.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, reports that Labour have secured the support of their colleagues in calling for the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clause to be removed from the EU-US trade deal.

The controversial ISDS clause of the TTIP would allow private companies to sue governments if they felt that a decision or law impacted on their ability to make profit. It will now be opposed by the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group, which Labour MEPs are a part of.

Glenis said: “My colleagues and I have always been opposed to ISDS as we feel it endangers our public services, including the NHS, and puts profit ahead…

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