Regarding the ongoing negotiations of Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the USA, UKIP Front bench spokesman Steven Woolfe MEP said:
“UKIP is the only major party opposed to TTIP which could allow American corporates to win contracts in the NHS and potentially sue the government if changes of policy cut their profits. UKIP believes in a NHS should be free at the point of use, funded through taxation and TTIP threatens this. In contrast, both Labour and the Conservatives support TTIP.”
Steven continued “TTIP is one of many examples of the centralisation of British powers to Brussels. However, many of those who are fundamentally against TTIP still support the UK's membership to the EU and indeed would vote to remain inside it.”
“The Lisbon treaty removed the power of the nation states within the European Union to negotiate trade agreements and gave that sacred power to the European Commission, which is the unelected executive of the EU. Nation states within the EU should have the ability to negotiate their own trade deals in the interests of their own people"
On the 10th June, the European Parliament president, Mr Schultz cancelled the debate on TTIP in Parliament. Steven openly opposed this in the chamber. To watch, please click on the video above.