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About Linda Kaucher

Linda is a researcher on international trade issues particularly surrounding the EU.

Articles by Linda Kaucher

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

TTIP: Which side is ‘WHICH?’ on?

Is TTIP really going to help consumers?

Genetically modified food in the UK and TTIP

Unless we act to prevent it, we are likely to have genetically modified food on our supermarket shelves, soon.

The EU's giant and secretive deregulation blitz

It is not just TTIP, across the board the EU is bowing to business pressure to do away with 'burdensome' regulation - regulation that tends to save lives, protect consumers and ensure standards.

Will Labour defend the NHS from the EU/US trade deal?

Andy Burnham and John Healey's statments on the risks to the NHS of the trade deal between the EU and the US seem at odds. Labour should be speaking clearly for the NHS.

Cigarette packaging and international trade - a warning

The government's failure to implement the plain cigarette packaging legislations in the UK reveals a much larger issue to do with international trade and the restrictions it will put on democratically elected governments. When will the UK start putting the health of its citizens first again?

The BBC Business Unit and the public interest

The BBC's reporting of issues from NHS reform, welfare reform and the looming EU US trade deal can be better understood by looking at the BBC's Business Unit. A narrow and questionable 'business perspective' drives more coverage than viewers may think.

The upcoming EU-US and EU-Canada trade deals have serious implications for the NHS

After the government pushed through its widely opposed privatisation regulations it is time now to focus on the big trade deals and look to the G8 meeting in June. There is a reason the public are being told nothing about them - because they won't like what they hear.

What was the real purpose of David Cameron's visit to India?

With little mention from the British media, Cameron is negotiating trade agreements that will open the UK jobs market to considerable inflows of Indian labour.

The real force behind the NHS Act - the EU/US trade agreement

An EU-US drive to harmonise services - particularly health - is critical to the NHS reforms. As the Trade Commission acknowledged, without the financial crash this would not have been possible. Britain's 'shock' programme continues.

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