STOURBRIDGE campaigners will be descending on the town tomorrow (Saturday August 22) as part of a national day of action by campaign group 38 Degrees to highlight concerns about what they have dubbed a 'secret trade deal'.

Members of 38 Degrees Stourbridge will be in the High Street outside the old Dorothy Perkins shop from 11am to tell members of the public more about the EU/US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Pact (TTIP) which they say is a "secretive deal with the USA that is set to give more power to big corporations".

The campaigners will be among nearly 8,000 other 38 Degrees supporters across the country who are expected to descend on towns and cities to highlight the risks of the deal, which they say has "outrageously far-reaching" consequences for UK citizens and which they fear could open up NHS services across the country to takeover bids from American private healthcare providers.

Amy Lockwood, campaigner at 38 Degrees, said: “This Saturday, 38 Degrees members in Stourbridge will be pushing TTIP out of secret negotiating rooms and into the public spotlight.

“People in Stourbridge have a right to know this deal is being hashed out behind their backs. From the NHS, to schools, to the food on our tables, TTIP could tear up the public services and protections that people fought hard for."

The independent campaign group's petition against TTIP can also be signed online by clicking here.