BBC UK appears not to have mentioned government’s own analysis
This week, the BBC broadcast information that casts a chilling light on Tory claims that a UK-US trade deal will have a significant impact on the UK’s economy.
However, this was not the BBC informing the UK. Instead, the BBC World Service, primarily aimed at overseas listeners, broadcast the information that the government’s own analysis suggests that a UK-US trade deal will bring only 0.1% growth in the UK’s economy fifteen years from now:
While the Financial Times has mentioned this analysis at least once, the SKWAWKBOX was unable to find a BBC report on it – apart from the above World Service mention, captured and sent in by a reader yesterday.
The Tories intend to allow even more of our NHS to be carved up by US health companies, as well as to sweep away rights and consumer protections, under the pretext that a trade deal with the US is crucial to the UK.
However, the government’s own analysis exposes this as nothing more than a pretence.
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