EU in chaos on TTIP vote

An historic vote on the biggest trade deal ever negotiated between the EU and the US has had to be postponed after the European Parliament descended into chaos.

European MPs were due to vote on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on Wednesday. But the vote had to be delayed because there were too many proposed amendments.

“It’s panic in parliament,” Yannick Jadot, a Green MEP from France, told AFP.

David Cameron has claimed that signing the deal would add £2 billion to the UK economy every year.

But the plan has been violently opposed by campaign groups across Europe that fear it would be at the expense of national services and social and environmental welfare.

Source: The Independent