Warwickshire County Council

19 May 2015

Motion approved

The motion, raised by Labour Cllrs Matt Western (Leamington SE) and John Holland (Warwick West) at the full County Council meeting on 19th May, was supported 26-23 in a vote.

Said Cllr Matt Western, "TTIP is a complete misnomer. It is less about trade and all about deregulation and allowing the free disposal of public assets and services. The changes to international law, being developed in secrecy between the U.S. and Europe, is likely to result in a significant reduction in the regulatory powers and authority of national and local Government. In my view we will see a complete emasculation of local authorities but also national government as more power is granted to large corporate organisations enabling them to sue those authorities at will. This is already happening in other parts of the world’.