TTIP protest outside Bexhill Post Office

People reacted angrily to the rumours on social media
People reacted angrily to the rumours on social media

A national campaigning group will be holding a protest against an EU deal that could see the NHS privatised outside Bexhill Post Office on Saturday (August 22).

The protest by 38 Degrees is to spread the word about the Trade and Transatlantic Investment Partnership (TTIP), a deal between the EU and USA to reduce trade barriers.

From 11am to 2pm, the group will be handing out leaflets alerting the public about the TTIP proposals which they say could allow secretive tribunals to take crucial decisions against governments, curtailing their ability to legislate in defence of worker’s rights, environmental protection, food safety or public health.

Last month, The People’s NHS held a protest in St Leonards against the deal and handed out placards for people to erect in their front gardens.

A European Commission spokesman said at the time the deal would not influence the government.

“Negotiations do not force governments to privatise or deregulate,” they said.

“This situation will not change with TTIP or any other trade agreement the EU is currently negotiating.”

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