22-10-2015

I didn’t think TTIP could get any scarier, but then I spoke to the EU official in charge of it (The Independent, 15-10-2015)

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/i-didn-t-think-ttip-could-get-any-scarier-but-then-i-spoke-to-the-eu-official-in-charge-of-it-a6690591.html

With just eight words Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström exposed everything that's wrong with the deal, and why it needs to be defeated.

When put to her, Malmström acknowledged that a trade deal has never inspired such passionate and widespread opposition. Yet when I asked the trade commissioner how she could continue her persistent promotion of the deal in the face of such massive public opposition, her response came back icy cold: “I do not take my mandate from the European people.”