TTIP aimed to curb regulations and remove all customs duties on corporations trading between the US and the EU, as well as removing 'non-tariff trade barriers'. This broad and ill-defined term included any law, financial regulation, ethical code, health standard or environmental protection that restricted the operations of US corporations within the EU.
Blogger and Film Aficionado
Kieran is a Philosophy graduate and film aficionado currently working in Manchester. He has written for The Mancunion (the UK's largest student newspaper) and The Independent Blogs. His cinematic heroes are Hitchcock, Kubrick, Nolan and Tarantino.
Air strikes in Syria are the latest chapter in the unwinnable 'War On Terror'. Whilst we still await the Chilcot report, two governments on from the Iraq Inquiry, here are 10 lessons will still haven't learnt from Iraq, which will doom us to fail to bring peace in Syria.
27/11/2015 10:54 GMT
Margaret Thatcher has withdrawn from the Labour leadership contest due to fears that she is too radically left-wing to lead the Labour Party.
15/06/2015 14:08 BST
The Green Party is a growing movement for democratic, progressive political change in Britain. They are the only party that want to end austerity and take real action to create a more equal and sustainable future. Please take a look at our policies, Russell. If you agree with us, then get registered and vote Green in 2015.
17/12/2014 00:17 GMT
The Assisted Dying Bill is long overdue because we can't keep forcing people to die in pain and misery against their will, or pressuring the terminally ill into committing gruesome acts of suicide as a last resort. We must realise that the right to life includes the right for individuals to make an informed decision to die in the way that they perceive to be the most dignified.
17/07/2014 13:01 BST
The debate surrounding the EU elections in the UK has been dominated by politicians from the three main parties trying to appeal to UKIP voters on issues of domestic policy - without actually discussing the biggest challenges currently facing the EU, and how your vote can change them.
05/05/2014 12:20 BST
Immigrants are not a strain on the public sector, austerity is. Moreover, if Ukip truly believe that "Britain is full", should the party be urging its members to stop procreating? Same-sex relationships would surely be far more patriotic?
23/01/2014 13:53 GMT
As a society we need a serious paradigm shift regarding how much we allow the government to interfere with our free choices as citizens. The vast majority of people using illegal drugs in the UK are not addicts, but are perfectly functional members of society who enjoy drugs recreationally...
20/12/2013 10:35 GMT
By accusing the Labour Party leader's deceased father of having "hated Britain", and subsequently invading the memorial service for Ed Miliband's late uncle, The Mail has incurred outrage from all sides of British politics...
04/10/2013 15:27 BST
It seems that Jeff Wadlow has managed to craft a sequel that is every bit as humorous and action-packed as the first instalment, whilst also writing a screenplay that is both emotionally engaging and ambitiously inspiratio
15/08/2013 17:07 BST
I propose that the priority of the next government budget should be to privatise the monarchy... The only difference is that the royal family will have to dip into their vast personal wealth in order to fund their luxurious lifestyles - and pay their fair share of tax.
23/07/2013 14:47 BST
The film sees the charismatic Gary King (Simon Pegg) return to his hometown with his boyhood friends (Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman and Eddie Marsan) after corraling them into completing the pub crawl they failed to finish when they leaft school in the early nineties.
21/07/2013 18:58 BST
<em>Man Of Steel</em> is such an omnishambles that it is difficult to ascertain what Zack Snyder was actually attempting to achieve... If Snyder set out to make a serious and brooding <em>Dark Knight</em>-style superhero film, then he has failed spectacularly as <em>Man Of Steel</em> has a total absence of character exploration, interest in a believable villain or real, live-action jeopardy
17/06/2013 13:51 BST
After superbly rebooting the franchise with Star Trek in 2009, J.J. Abrams returns to direct what will probably be his probably final Trek film before crossing over to a galaxy far, far away.
14/05/2013 14:33 BST
Due to the advent of home video technology coinciding with a time of mass unemployment in the UK, many independent retailers began to spring up selling videos, which at the time did not have age restrictions and were not required to be classified by the BBFC.
21/04/2013 12:58 BST
Although the film is a little untamed and features some baffling choices in terms of story, there is a lot within Trance to enjoy. Danny Boyle's stylish direction helps to smooth over the mistakes within the screenplay and results in a gripping, interesting and hypnotic crime movie that for the most part keeps the audience guessing.
30/03/2013 21:18 GMT
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