Campaigners hail dramatic government climbdown in battle to protect post-Brexit food standards 01/11/2020
Watchdog to finally get teeth to block chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef imports
MPs have overturned measures designed to protect domestic food standards in future trade deals, amid fears over chlorinated chicken.
Britain must abandon EU rules in post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels, Liz Truss claims as she dismisses chlorinated chicken fears 28/09/2020
The final round of trade negotiations between the UK and the EU begins on Tuesday and runs for the rest of the week.
Charles Michel says British ‘face a dilemma’ over whether to lower regulatory standards.
Only half of UK firms that trade internationally have considered the impact of Brexit on their business, says the British Chambers of Commerce.
MPs have stirred a debate after voting on 'New Clause 17' - an amendment giving 'cast-iron' protection to the NHS in a trade deal. Tory MPs did not support it - but a handful did rebel over the issue more widely
Proposals due to be published on Thursday by the UK Government will see powers in at least 70 policy areas previously controlled by the EU flow instead to Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast
Fed-up farmers broke off from the busy harvest schedule to travel to Westminster today (Wednesday 8 July) and tell Boris Johnson’s government “don’t destroy Britain’s world-class farming industry by striking cheap food trade deals”.
Senior figures in Scotland and Wales warn Brexit is bringing a ‘statutory fist crashing down’.
George Freeman tells HuffPost UK Boris Johnson must not "sell out" manifesto pledge as MPs prepare for fresh potential rebellions.
The grocer also promised to avoid America’s hormone-injected beef and to only sell British produce.
‘We will never compromise on the standards or specifications of our products,’ says supermarket boss.
Consumer groups and Lib Dem MP Layla Moran call on chains to follow Waitrose's lead ahead of US-UK trade deal.
The last chance to save us from a no-deal Brexit has now slipped by. Here’s what we lost today 01/07/2020
The negotiations which will set our relationship with our closest neighbours for the next generation are being rushed in a reckless game of chicken.
Trade secretary agrees to set up a commission to oversee trade deals amid growing concern over chlorinated chicken imports.
Supermarket boss says it would be 'wrong' to keep high standards at home and import lower quality food from abroad
Explosive leaked trade papers show NHS, chlorinated chicken already on table in US trade talks 27/11/2019
'Trade campaigners have welcomed the release of leaked papers detailing trade talks between the Trump administration and British government officials, which show the US government pushing Britain into as hard a Brexit as possible because they see this as the best way of benefitting the US economy. This comes at the expense of standards, protections and livelihoods in Britain.'
Air pollution enforcement and chemical regulations could be undermined after UK leaves EU, say campaigners.
WHEN asked whether US food standards would ever be accepted in post-Brexit Britain, the unequivocal response from Cabinet Minister Michael Gove was “over my dead body”.
A UK-US trade deal is highly unlikely to be approved before the US election in November, according to Donald Trump’s chief trade representative.
Which? raises alarm after Boris Johnson dumped promised ban on chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef, to strike quickfire agreement with Donald Trump
The UK should not let its pesticide standards slip during US trade talks – they will not be relinquished without consequences 09/06/2020
The decisions made in these trade talks will define the health of the UK’s population as well as the country’s environment and economy for years to come.
Trust British consumers to choose whether to buy US chlorinated chicken, Tory minister says 09/06/2020
But consumers may not be given information about US meat.
Concern is growing among farmers and unions about the importation of lower quality food to the UK, post-Brexit.
Chlorinated chicken is just the start. The government intends to rip up food standards, public services and public protections.