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Anne Marie, from Uplift, writes:

Uplift, with support from the trade union Unite, commissioned a Red C public opinion poll on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) trade deals. From the results…

– 74% of people polled in Ireland want a referendum on TTIP and CETA.
– 62% agree that EU standards should not be changed to match US or Canadian standards.
– 4 out of 5 people don’t think that US or Canadian corporations should be allowed to sue EU governments whose legislative changes affect their profits.
– 69% of people would be concerned if TTIP or CETA were agreed

Previously: Luke’s TTIP

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16 thoughts on “TTIPing Point

    1. Sheik Yahbouti

      CONCERNED? That would be a bit of an understatement. Contrary to what certain person above might think, this is in fact akin to the Alamo. Workers’ rights, and now, the actual sovereignty of Governments is at real threat from our global Masters, the giant Multicorps. If people can’t see this for what it is I don’t know what can be done.

        1. MoyestWithExcitement

          Yes, being concerned at the real trend of power being transferred to corporations is definitely the same as believing in lizard people and you’re definitely not a useful idiot who just blindly accepts what he’s told and feels threatened when someone questions things because you’re subconsciously reminded that you’re a dimwit.

  1. Vote Rep #1

    “4 out of 5 people don’t think that US or Canadian corporations should be allowed to sue EU governments whose legislative changes affect their profits.”

    While I agree with the sentiment, corporations can already do this. The smoking companies have tried to sue a few countries due the legislative changes.

  2. Jake38

    Fabulous stuff. I particularly like the “SECRET TRADE DEAL” and the fat cat in a suit.

    A classic example of getting the answers you want by framing the questions in the “correct” way. Once I see the word UNITE, I know where we stand.

    As an alternative strategy for divining the truth in the soul of the Irish man/woman/transgender person on the street, I suggest first asking each punter what the acronyms TTIP and CETA stand for. Only those who get it right are then asked the questions about the nasty US multinationals and their plans to bomb Liberty hall and suck the blood from our children. I wonder what answers we would get?

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      I’m thinking a cheese and ham baguette. Or maybe a tuna baguette. Parameters set, get voting.

  3. Andy

    So Social Justice Group asks their friends about an economic agreement…………

    Oddly enough, when I take a poll of my United supporting friends the general consensus is United will win the league………..funny how that works.

    1. MoyestWithExcitement

      Yes, supporting a football team is just the same as believing in human rights and being concerned about top level corruption.

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