Theresa May & Angela Leadsom How do they stand on TTIP?

(12 Posts)
bkgirl Thu 07-Jul-16 22:54:41

Hiya, anyone know the position of Theresa May & Angela Leadsom on TTIP?
This is such an important issue, why is it not being discussed?
Surely central issue.
Journo's are letting us down, maybe it is not a question in the biz interests of media barons?

cdtaylornats Fri 08-Jul-16 07:03:25

TTIP is a USA / EU thing so it doesn't have anything to do with the UK any more.

lljkk Fri 08-Jul-16 08:13:32

Michael Gove and Boris Johnson are both on record as very pro TTIP, calling folk numbskulls or scaremongering for opposing TTIP. So don't worry, I imagine we are pretty sure to get TTIP-lite in the post-Brexit world after all.

arribaarriba Fri 08-Jul-16 11:36:03

But cdtaylornats - we are still part of the EU. And will be until we are negotiated out. It will effect us!

lljkk Fri 08-Jul-16 13:04:55

Clinton & Trump are against TTIP in current form, so not likely to be adopted before Brexit is complete.

cdtaylornats Fri 08-Jul-16 14:04:19

We can just not implement it - what are they going to do throw us out?

Currently they think TTIP might be signed off by 2020 so it wont be in force by the time we exit.

MangosteenSoda Fri 08-Jul-16 14:14:26

The French have come out against TTIP in recent weeks. I doubt it will go through in its present form.

Our government have been the cheerleaders for TTIP in the EU thus far. I have seen Leadsom speak in positive terms about it before the referendum started. I haven't heard May's position on it.

If we get a deal to stay in the EEA, I guess we will have to abide by whatever is negotiated/agreed by the countries who still have a say.

prh47bridge Fri 08-Jul-16 18:32:15

If we get a deal to stay in the EEA, I guess we will have to abide by whatever is negotiated/agreed by the countries who still have a say

No. Members of the EEA negotiate their own trade deals with non-EU countries.

MangosteenSoda Fri 08-Jul-16 20:00:45

EEA has to comply with the EU regulatory environment. Changes related to TTIP will apply. Public services and procurement fall under that. EEA countries will be significantly affected by both CETA and TTIP.

lljkk Fri 08-Jul-16 20:30:27

Members of the EEA negotiate their own trade deals with non-EU countries.

So... what kind of deal do Norway/Switz have with China/India/USA?

prh47bridge Fri 08-Jul-16 20:34:56

EEA has to comply with the EU regulatory environment

Sorry, I wasn't sufficiently clear. TTIP will not apply directly to us if we are out of the EU - we would need to negotiate our own trade deal with the USA. But yes, if we join the EEA, TTIP may still impact us through changes to those parts of EU law which also apply to the EEA. The government's attitude to TTIP will, however, be irrelevant as we will have no say in its content and only limited say in the effect on us.

TheCunkOfPhilomena Mon 11-Jul-16 21:58:40

This was one of the only reasons I could think of to vote leave. I despise the idea of TTIP and CETA.

We won't be part of the EU when it goes through (in whatever form this may be now that France has stalled talks) but we will have our very own version and our strength to negotiate a good deal has been weakened by Brexit. We were warned by the US that we would be at the back of the queue in the run up to the referendum.

In reply to your question about May, well, she was in talks with Branson the other day. I don't think it was related to Brexit but more about how she will make these trade deals.

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