Atlantic & Pacific “partnerships” complete corporate world takeover – Paul Craig Roberts
As I have emphasized since the Trans- Atlantic & Trans-Pacific “partnerships” were first announced, their purpose is to give corporations immunity from the laws in the countries in which they do business. The principle mechanism of this immunity is the granting of the right to corporations to sue governments and agencies of governments that have laws or regulations that impinge on corporate profits. For example, under the “partnerships”, France’s prohibitions of GMO foods are restraints on international trade that impinge on corporate profits.
The “partnerships” set up “tribunals” staffed by corporations that are outside the court systems of the sovereign governments. It is in these corporate tribunals that the lawsuits take place. In other words the corporations are judge, jury, and prosecutor. They can’t lose.
The “partnerships” have set up secret unaccountable governments that are higher and have power over the elected governments.
You can ask yourself how much money the representatives of the countries who “fast-tracked” this system were paid by the corporations and how much the bribes will be to get the agreements approved by the legislators. As you witness American, British, German and other government officials agitate in behalf of corporate rule, you will know that they have been well paid.
Peter Liley, the Minister of Trade and Industry in Margaret Thatcher’s government – and currently a Conservative member of the British Parliament, took the trouble to look at the Trans-Atlantic partnership and is warning against it. As a politician he cannot speak as force- fully as he might like, but he gives you the picture. A report on Liley’s warning by Eric Zuesse is available .
No government representative who has the slightest bit of integrity and patriot- ism would have approved these agreements, and no legislative body that is not completely corrupt would hand its power and function over to global corporations.
Source: Dr Paul Craig Roberts website http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/04/09/trans-atlantic-trans-pacific-partnerships-complete-corporate-world-takeover-paul-craig-roberts/