The leaks are coming thick and fast as Trans Pacific Partnership talks are reaching their conclusion. From what we know, it seems there are many downsides and not many benefits for our nation.
In the words of Kenny Rogers, “You’ve got to know when to hold ’em. Know when to fold ’em.”
Well, we think it’s time to fold ‘em.
We’re worried that Trade Minister Tim Groser is afraid he would lose face if New Zealand was to walk away from the deal at this late stage, but it’s what we need to do.
A trade deal that privileges big business over nations, that reduces our ability to purchase affordable medicines, that will impact on our health and well-being in many ways is not a deal we need.
Sometimes the bravest thing to do is walk away.
You might be interested in some of our other writings about the TPPA