BMA annual meeting: Doctors oppose EU and UK signing transatlantic trade agreement

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 20 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3443
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers

Doctors have said that the European Union and the United Kingdom should not sign the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Delegates at the BMA’s annual representatives meeting in Belfast on 20 June voted in favour of a motion saying that the EU (if the UK voted to remain in the EU in the referendum on Thursday 23 June) or the UK (if the referendum resulted in the UK leaving the EU) “should not sign TTIP.” The agreement, which is supposed to promote trade and economic growth, would reduce regulatory barriers to big business, …

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