It is happening. The UK is starting formal US trade deal negotiations today. The deal will be built on an agenda of deregulation, privatisation and ‘corporate courts’, all with the same aim – big business profits, whatever the cost to people and planet.
Under the ‘pro-corporate power’ agendas of both US President Trump and UK Prime Minister Johnson, this deal will pull the UK into the regulatory orbit of the US, lowering our social, health and environmental standards – unless we stop it.
Will you take action to stop it, by writing to your MP today?
US corporations want to strip away so-called ‘unwarranted barriers’ to trade, which in reality are some of our most prized protections, including workers’ rights, digital privacy, and food standards. A deal with the US will also undermine our NHS through deregulation, and could mean further privatisation.
Secret discussions on the deal, leaked in November also revealed that the US is outright refusing to discuss the climate crisis in negotiations. This deal risks deepening the climate crisis, and with it, our future.