Anneliese voted to keep public services, including our NHS, out of TTIP and ensured that workers’ rights and environmental standards are protected.
Anneliese also voted to exclude the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism from the deal. This controversial proposal would enable companies to sue governments. Anneliese and Labour MEPs believe this proposal threatens the ability of future British governments to protect against privatisation. For this reason, Anneliese and Labour MEPs voted to reject a compromise agreement on TTIP – however, this did not get the support of a majority of MEPs.
Anneliese said “Although it’s disappointing that we weren’t able to get ISDS excluded from the TTIP agreement, there are still lots of positive things that came out of the vote today – in particular, the vote to keep public services like the NHS out of TTIP sends a clear message to the European Commission’s TTIP negotiating team. I will continue to argue for ISDS to be excluded so that any future TTIP agreement brings economic benefits to the South East without damaging our rights or high standards.”