Taken for a ride?
One of the 99%, a reader who is an active West Midlands councillor, writes:
U.S. and EU trade negotiators, Dan Mullaney and Ignacio Garcia Bercero reject accusations that they are pandering to multinational companies in their push to agree the world’s largest free-trade deal, saying that food safety and the environment will not be put at risk. Read more here: http://www.euractiv.com/trade/eu-us-trade-deal-wont-pander-big-news-531744
She continues: “I also read that Cambridge University have done a study and come up with food production shortages in this country by 2030 with development going the way it is – not very novel as I could have told them for nothing.
“I went on a tour round the borough last week and one of the sites was over by the airport where the HS2 is coming through.
“We stood amongst wheat growing on a farm of 300 acres which will have only 50 acres left when this useless project has taken its amount of land for the trains to zoom up and down. (Read about the effect HS2 will have on farms – and therefore food production – here.)
“What type of people have we running this country who take their orders from an unelected power base in Brussels?”
Posted on July 5, 2014, in Conflict of interest, Corporate political nexus, Democracy undermined, Government, Planning, Taxpayers' money, Vested interests and tagged Brussels, EU, Food production, HS2, US-EU trade deal. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.