Arbitrary power is systemic 06 May 2016
Behind the smokescreen of Panama 08 April 2016
TTIP, key to corporate power? 27 September 2015
Don't forget trade agreements 26 September 2015
Dictatorship of the European Commission 25 June 2015
The trouble with TTIP 10 June 2015
Read the small print 22 May 2015
Deregulation 18 January 2015
Strength in unity 20 December 2014
CETA explained 06 October 2014
Water and trade agreements 12 July 2014
TTIP explained 10 May 2014
From Tom Lines: A large amount of excellent analysis...
Linda Kaucher has been researching international trading agreements for over ten years and has put together a comprehensive introduction to the development of these agreements, who benefits and who pays the price in the UK. In Module 4 this year we'll be examining these issues and the implications for counter-parties to these agreements and their people. Linda has already submitted two pieces to Daily Pickings, Secret EU/India Free Trade Agreement and US/EU Free Trade Agreement and the NHS.
The most important point in the Chancellor’s 2013 budget speech was: "Our support for European free trade agreements with India, Japan and the US is a priority of our foreign policy" although missed by the UK press, which habitually ignores international trade agreements.
Yet EU trade policy-making rests on the nexus between Brussels and the transnational financial services based here in City of London and the international trade agreement ambitions of these transnational financial corporations shape UK domestic policy-making