Trade deals ‘may reduce animal gratification standards’

The claim, from a absolute House of Lords committee, follows critique of Liam Fox’s controversial plans to concede chlorine-washed duck from the US into the UK.

The International Trade Secretary, visiting Washington to negotiate a US-UK trade deal, has accused the British media of being “obsessed with chlorine-washed chickens”.

But peers explain a post-Brexit boost in imports from countries handling reduce plantation animal gratification standards could put UK producers at a rival disadvantage.

The warning comes from the House of Lords’ EU appetite and sourroundings sub-committee in a report on the impact of Brexit on plantation animal welfare.


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“The UK has some of the top plantation animal gratification standards in the universe and UK producers are rightly unapproachable of those,” pronounced the sub-committee authority and Liberal Democrat counterpart Lord Teverson.

“We see no reason because Brexit should lessen those, as prolonged as the Government is wakeful of the hurdles forward and acts accordingly.

“We listened justification of definite regard that opening up the UK marketplace to free global trade poses a series of issues.

“The Government may find it tough to determine its free trade ambitions with its worthy enterprise for preserving high plantation animal gratification standards.

“We listened strenuous support for plantation animal gratification standards to be confirmed or improved.

“To help grasp that, we titillate the Government to secure the inclusion of high plantation animal gratification standards in any free trade agreements it negotiates after Brexit.

“Whilst Brexit provides the UK with the singular event to examination and potentially urge plantation animal gratification standards, the Government will need to consider the outcome of augmenting standards on the competitiveness of UK producers as good the future trade attribute with the EU.”


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The report follows critique of Dr Fox from Cabinet colleagues, antithesis MPs and environmentalists for posterior a trade understanding with the US which would embody agriculture.

That would potentially meant inexpensive imports into the UK of chlorine-washed chicken, which is now banned by the EU but is extremely cheaper than European-produced chicken.

During his Washington visit, Dr Fox was clearly raw when he was asked in a post-speech QA if he would feel gentle eating a chlorinated chicken.

“The British media are spooky with chlorine-washed chickens, a fact of the very finish theatre of one zone of a intensity free trade agreement,” he said.

Dr Fox is reported to have pronounced the Americans have been eating chlorinated duck ideally safely for years and that a suggestive trade understanding must embody agriculture.

But new Environment Secretary Michael Gove, who last week betrothed to broach a “green Brexit”, has insisted that British food standards should not be downgraded in any way.

And Mr Gove’s predecessor, Leader of the Commons Andrea Leadsom, says bad peculiarity imports could repairs British farming.

Dr Fox was also ridiculed by Labour’s shade general trade secretary, Barry Gardiner.

“This just goes to show that you should never trust a Fox in your hen coop,” pronounced Mr Gardiner.

And James McGrory, executive executive of the pro-Remain campaign organisation Open Britain, pronounced it was time for Dr Fox to assimilate a chlorine-washed chicken

“If the International Trade Secretary wants the open to trust him, he needs to take the event while he’s in the US and assimilate a chlorine-washed duck live on camera,” pronounced Mr McGrory.

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