Legal expert: TTIP poses a threat to the public character of the NHS

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TTIP would give investors new legal rights, which extend beyond both UK and EU law as well as NHS contracts, according to Michael Bowsher QC, a former chair of the Bar Council’s EU law committee who was tasked by Unite to prepare the advice.

Leading Queen’s Counsel said the TTIP would give investors new legal rights, which extend beyond both UK and EU law as well as NHS contracts


The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal poses a “real and serious” risk to the UK’s National Healthcare System (NHS), Unite the Unions announced on Monday.

British daily, The Guardian, reported that a legal advice was prepared for the Union by one of the UK’s leading Queen’s Counsel (QC) on European law. Michael Bowsher QC, a former chair of the Bar Council’s EU law committee.

The legal expert was asked to provide a legal opinion concerning the risks that obligations...


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