The European Parliament postponed its vote on the EU-US trade deal "TTIP"
Richard Howitt MEP was one of 50 Labour and Socialist colleagues as well as MEPs from some other parties which categorically rule out any ISDS.
The European Parliament postponed its vote on the EU-US trade deal "TTIP" Labour MEPs have consistently said they oppose any TTIP which includes the NHS or "ISDS" secret corporate courts.
Richard Howitt was one of the co-signatories of the amendment 27 with 50 Labour and Socialist colleagues as well as MEPs from some other parties which categorically ruled out any ISDS.
The European Parliament cannot vote to stop the TTIP negotiations. Our powers are to influence the negotiations by threatening to vote against its final ratification if our demands no backdoor privatisation of public services and no secret ISDS corporate courts are not met.
Labour's political opponents who want to use the TTIP debate to attack Labour rather than form a broad coalition on TTIP: why don't they attack Conservatives and Liberal Democrats instead?
Conservatives said they would protect the NHS in TTIP and were then exposed for failing to do so and UK Independence Party Trade Spokesperson wrote an article in favour of TTIP. Not one Liberal Democrat was prepared to sign our amendment categorically rejecting ISDS.