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Tag Archives | TTIP

Running for Leadership of the Green Party

I normally keep my political beliefs out of this blog. Trying instead to offer an analysis that might be useful no matter what political view you hold.  However, I thought some of you might be interested to know that I am contesting the leadership of the UK Green Party. I doubt I will win. Caroline Lucas […]

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Re-branding Dissent

I am one of those who thinks that democracy is being destroyed.  I know its fashionable to play cynical one-upmanship and say – ‘we’ve never had democracy’, or, ‘it was destroyed long ago’,  but that game aside, I think its worth actually thinking about how, many forms of democratic expression, effective dissent and peaceful self-determination are being buried. […]

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Two videos – one politics, one philosophy

Two quite different videos for you. First is a public talk I gave recently on the TTIP trade agreement and its Investor State Dispute Settlement ISDS.  I have been giving this talk up and down the country for most of the last two years, updating it as events have unfolded.  Most of what I say […]

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Trade deals and Investment Treaties – How companies can sue whole nations and win.

This is the title of a fringe session I will be doing at the Green Party Conference at St George’s Hall, Liverpool, at 17.00 on Sat. the 1st March. The blurb for the session reads: Inside trade deals like the TTIP between the US and  EU are Bilateral Investment Treaties. There are now over 3000 […]

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