This one's sneaking by nicely:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29572475QuoteThere are rising concerns in Europe over negotiations to liberalise trade with the United States.
The project, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, aims to remove a wide range of barriers to bilateral commerce.QuoteIn the EU, campaigners say that consumers could be faced with more genetically modified food, hormone treated beef and chicken meat that has been rinsed with chlorine.
Another major concern is the provisions under discussion to enable foreign investors - for example American firms investing in the EU - to sue a host government in some circumstances if they are hit by a change in policy.
The bold is nicely worded. A "hit" from a change in policy could be literally anything. From new minimum wage requirements to regulation changes to taxation to roadworks near the office to whatever. Governments change policies more often that I can count. Any time a new body occupies a post there's policy changes.
Take Education in the UK for example. A large sector that suffers policy changes literally annually if not more frequently. Now consider the potential range of suppliers to the sector. It's extensive. Now consider how many lawsuits you could be looking at from even basic changes. Menu change? Caters sue. Textbook change? Publishers sue. Uniform change? Suppliers sue. Basically everyone will sue everyone sooner or later and they won't have to demonstrate a lot to be able to win.
Yet I'll bet big money on all political parties being for this. I wonder why?
Answer your own questions much? Best democracy money can buy.