There are 11 countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (#TPP): Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, & Brunei. The US pulled out of the TPP in January 2017. 1/
It's happening. The UK will be permanently disabling a key section of its motorway network at vast cost because David Cameron wanted to settle an internal party fight. Black on white, it's happening, starting next week. ht @odtorson
This means that from next week all traffic heading to the Channel ports and Channel Tunnel will have to exit the M25 through a bottleneck involving traffic lights and a roundabout, whereas at the moment it's seamless motorway. Plus of course extra travel time involved. FML
Google "Owen Paterson Project Fear" to see how this man systematically smeared Remain campaigners as liars sowing fear with their dire warnings - dire warnings which he now claims mean that Leave voters knew what they were voting for.
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1. USMCA, the so-called "new NAFTA" is mainly what Obama got Canada and Mexico to agree to in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, which Trump threw out after taking office. “It’s a brand-new deal,” he boasted, so some of his supporters will lap it up.
2. “In fact, at least half of the men and women standing behind Trump during his Rose Garden ceremony praising the new deal were the same career service staff who negotiated nearly identical provisions in TPP, which Trump had railed against.” huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-ob…
3. Key provisions of Trump’s USMCA agreement dealing with online commerce and intellectual property protections, for example, were included in TPP, negotiated under Obama, and are now in the “new NAFTA”…largely unchanged.
When #US failed, it turned to threats. #Ecuador was the 1st to find itself in the cross hairs #Americans were blunt: If #Ecuador refused to drop the resolution-#US would unleash punishing trade measures & withdraw crucial military aid-The #Ecuadorean government quickly acquiesced
The showdown over breast feeding was recounted by more than a dozen participants from several countries, many of whom requested anonymity because they feared retaliation from #USA.
The #GST Should Never have Been Applied To ANYTHING, it only exists bc over 30 years of #Privatization of Public Assets that produced Revenue, the Revenue has Disappeared,on top of TaxCuts for Corporations & the removal of tariffs which had the
double wammy of sending manufacturing,textile industry,car manufacturing either offshore,broke or closed
#GST need to be removed From Everything
Corporations DONT Pay GST only Consumers pay GST
Introduce a #SugarTax on ALL Processed Food/Drink 20% per teaspoon(5g)of price,source of revenue &Healthier Population,long term Lower Health Budget
Raise Corporations Tax,Any #ProfitShifting