THE CHANCE FOR BRISTOL NORTH WEST CONSTITUENTS TO QUESTION YOUR NEXT MP
Invited Candidates Include
Charlotte Leslie MP (Cons), Justin Quinell (Green),
Darren Jones (Lab), Clare Campion-Smith (LibDem), Michael Frost (Ukip)
Thursday April 9th 7.30pm
Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, Bristol BS10 5PY
What is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)? TTIP is a massive trade deal currently being negotiated in secret by the European Union and the United States. Many governments are hoping this will create new jobs and help to revive their economies. Unlike other European countries, Britain has not asked for its health service to be exempt from TTIP.
Is this a threat to our democracy? Yes, because corporations want the right to sue governments under international law if they take any decision which limits their profits! This means that any future British government would be unable to reverse the privatisation of the NHS, because they would face so many huge compensation claims. Almost 85% of GPs think the NHS will be privatised within 10 years and 45% of GPs think it will happen within 5 years. If this happens, everyone will have to buy personal health insurance. Can you afford it?
The Greater Bristol Alliance is new – (www.greaterbristolalliance.wordpress.com). It is an ‘umbrella’ under which local action and pressure groups work together to fight for us and against Big Power and Big Business. We are not allied to any political party. We want a political system that works for and not against us.
The Bristol North West Constituency Public Meeting is our opportunity to get heard and to grill all our candidates about if and how they will fight for us when in power.