Protestors deliver petition to North Devon MP and urge government not to sign Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal

Protestors in Barnstaple have been adding their voices to a campaign to stop the British Government signing a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)deal with America.

Around 20 local members of the 38 Degrees campaign group gathered on Barnstaple Square before marching to North Devon MP Peter Heaton-Jones’ constituency office on Friday morning.

They handed him a certificate and a large box, on which was written the numbers of people in North Devon (575), the UK (505,259) and the EU (3,279,498) who had already signed the anti-TTIP petition.

Protestor Jacqui Pool said: “It will hand over power to the big corporations.”

Lorraine Babb said: “This is non-political; we are concerned that a lot of people don’t know what’s going on.

“It could undermine the very future of things like our NHS.

“If it goes to the wall and our Government is sued by a big corporation, it is taxpayers who will have to pay for the Government’s mistakes.”

To sign the petition, click here.