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Candidate Hillary's volte-face on TPP

Sensing the emergence of left wing Democrats, and with an eye on the White House, the once ardent supporter of free trade has switched allegiance to fair trade

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There is concern in the Clinton camp that despite her huge financial war chest and political support, left wing activists could ambush Mrs Clinton in the early primaries.

IN A 2012 speech in Australia, then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made it clear that she was a big - more like Big - proponent of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement. "It sets the gold standard in trade agreements to open free transparent fair trade," she stated then