Corbyn’s promise to reject the TTIP comes amidst plummeting support for the deal in Germany and the U.S. as well, and follows a leak by Greenpeace of the deal’s negotiating text showing that it amounts to “a huge transfer of power from people to big business.”

According to Nick Dearden, director of the UK-based social justice organization Global Justice Now, “It’s not surprising that Jeremy Corbyn has come out against TTIP when the toxic trade deal would have so many terrible consequences for consumer protections, labour rights and the environment.”

“It’s true that TTIP has provoked many people to veer towards voting for Brexit, but progressive MEPs and civil society from across Europe have been instrumental in getting to the point now where the defeat of the deal is a real possibility. Left to their own devices, the free-market fundamentalists of the UK would waste no time in cooking up something even more odious than the EU-U.S. deal,” Dearden said.

Regarding the Brexit referendum voters face June 23, new polls released by the Guardian this week found a narrow majority of voters in favor of leaving the EU.

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