According to The Guardian
… a confidential text seen by The Guardian and filed in the sustainable development chapter of negotiations earlier this week contains only vaguely phrased and non-binding commitments to environmental safeguards.
For those who think trade deals do not matter or who think Free Trade is the cat’s meow, think carefully about what is coming down the pike. Companies will be able to sue countries if environmental regulations affect profits or even reputation. The same will be likely true of health regulations.
Free Trade is never free. Yet there are enough paid trolls and paid commentators to sing TTIP’s praises in order to drown out a serious discussion.