Kenilworth households protest against EU trade deal

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Two hundred households across 13 streets in Kenilworth protested against an EU trade deal by raising estate-agent style boards outside their homes.

The boards were emblazoned with: “STOP TTIP, SAVE OUR NHS””, referring to the controversial EU trade deal that could threaten to irreversibly privatise parts of the NHS.

Kenilworth and Southam is one of many constituencies that have protested, and they along with The People’s NHS West Midlands have put pressure on MP Jeremy Wright to support the campaign and to encourage the Prime Minister to use a veto to get the NHS out of the deal.

Margaret Bowen of Borrowell Lane, Kenilworth resident and supporter of the People’s NHS said: “Tell our MP, MEPs and the EU, that TTIP privatisation is not for us.

“Fight to give ordinary people their rights against big business, it is our Health Service!”

TTIP, or Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, could see parts of the NHS owned by American multinational corporations, giving them the power to sue the Government should they try to buy the services back.