Big business-funded committee must not influence TTIP talks, says campaigner

Secretive EU-US trade negotiations that could enable corporations to sue governments were infiltrated by a British committee that peddles the interests of the City of London while bypassing parliament, it has emerged.

Academic and campaigner Linda Kaucher, who has long criticized the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) treaty, said the negotiations are heavily influenced by Big Tobacco and British financiers.

The high-profile activist, who is a member of StopTTIP UK, made the remarks after it emerged the European Commission (EC) had met with powerful tobacco lobbyists in recent months.

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