TTIP and the wrong focus

This was interesting to find today, datelined August 29th:

A new survey, conducted by YouGov on behalf of 38 Degrees, found that a further 39% think the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) “would be bad for the UK”, with just 13% saying it would have a positive effect.

Today is the 31st and I only just completed mine, i.e. it only just arrived, so why bother sending it if the result is already known?

Whilst I don’t particularly care, I just wonder if those with self-identified views from previous surveys are included, so that YouGov can be said to be impartial, in the “ask later” category? Easy to do, not easy to prove YouGov did this.

I’ve previously identified as UKIP and have no confidence in the current government. Not only that, in the comments box, I asked why UKIP was not included on the main page of parties but on a subsequent page of minor and splinter parties?

On the TTIP itself, the issue is not primarily, IMHO, about American investors but about what the EU is doing negotiating with the US as a block. They don’t speak for the UK.

From the latest YouGov survey:

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2 comments for “TTIP and the wrong focus

  1. Errol
    August 31, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Ah, but you see, they *do* speak for the UK. The EU prevents us from making our own trade agreements.

    Now poor little Norway, alone and in the dark, governed by fax made a trade deal within a year – not seven – with the US. And China. And Switzerland. It must be awful for them to be outside the EU, growing, prosperous, wealthy.

  2. Andrew Duffin
    September 1, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Yeah, Switzerland and Norway: wealthy people living in free and beautiful countries, managing their own affairs.

    It’s hard to think any anything more awful, isn’t it?

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