Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Twitter action called for in blocking a dodgy internation trade deal
Guest blog post from Phil Fletcher of Barnet Green Party
Received this rather worrying email. The European parliament have voted not to have a debate on CETA [Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement — Canada and the EU] and are voting on Wednesday.If you’ve got the time, please take part in this twitter action. If you haven't the time, could you please forward this on to someone who has?
(Barnet Green Party)
Please help stop CETA [Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement] by tweeting your MEPs and asking them to vote FOR the Greens' proposal that the question of the legality of ICS in CETA to be referred to the European Court of Justice.
MEPs voted on Monday 21.11.2016 afternoon on whether there should be a debate on the issue of the European Parliament asking for a European Court of Justice decision on the legality of ICS (ISDS [Investor-State Dispute Settlement] in CETA)
before the European Parliament actually votes on this, in Strasbourg , on Wed.
The proposal for a debate was rejected by 184 votes to 170 votes.
Consequently, there will NO debate before the vote on Wednesday.
(How bad can the institution of the EU get...?)
So it would be useful to contact your MEPs quickly and ask them to vote FOR the Greens' proposal that the question of the legality of ICS in CETA to be referred to the European Court of Justice.
Let's see what we can achieve.
Below is some stuff to help, including tweets
and a list of key MEPs to contact
Tweet particularly these UK MEPs. See below for suggested tweets