Barack Obama has done us a favour

Barack Obama has done us a favour

Bernard Hickey explains why a US Free Trade Deal would simply be a great opportunity for Washington lobbyists to strip us of Pharmac, restrict copyright rules enormously and try to block Fonterra. Obama has accidentally done us a favour and we should focus on the WTO talks instead.

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