Saturday 28 February 2015
Judith Kirton-Darling, Labour Member of the European Parliament for NE England
'Trade deals: realistic concerns or rabblerousing?'
A number of international trade deals currently generate public concern. What is the truth about them? What exactly are the down sides, and what could the possible benefits be?
Over one million people have signed a petition against TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), a deal for which there isn’t even a draft text. Are social media and the 24 hour news cycle behind
an ill-considered response? Jude will consider whether the EU's trade policy is capable of regulating globalisation, promoting sustainable development and addressing the new world order.