By Jonathan Davies

A group of MPs have raised concerns over "dog whistle" politics used during negotiations over the controversial trade deal between the EU and US.

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) debate has been over-simplified and misrepresented, the Business Select Committee.

In its report to Parliament, the MPs said the government should stop saying the deal could be worth £100bn to the EU, and calls for a "comprehensive assessment" of the economic benefits and risks.

The committee also called on government to make an "unequivocal" promise that public services will be protected.

Campaigners against TTIP argue that it would open up UK public services to private US buyers, with the NHS the focal point of such fears.

The report said: "TTIP has the potential to have a significant impact on the UK economy, on jobs and on public services, but the debate on it so far has been marked by too much 'dog whistle' politics on each side."

Labour MP Adrian Bailey, chair of the Business Select Committee, said: "We are not convinced the case has been made for the inclusion of ISDS clauses and we urge the Government to set out a clear statement guaranteeing the protection of public services at present, and the right to expand them in the future, is set out in any ISDS provisions."