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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:50 PM

8. There can be unofficial talks. Any formal agreement has to wait until the UK leaves the EU

and it would be incredibly stupid to fix on anything until the status of the UK and the EU is determined.

There was a bit on BBC radio this lunchtime about importing American meat which has lower standards (eg allowing hormones and chlorine washing of dubious meat) than the EU allows.

The other strand of the political manoeuvring – the post-Brexit trade landscape – was played out in Washington, where the international trade secretary, Liam Fox, hoped to trumpet news of initial talks on a future UK-US trade deal.

Instead, a clearly irritated Fox saw the narrative somewhat derailed by questions about chlorine-washed chicken, part of concerns that the trade deal with America could lead to imports of food with lower safety standards.

While Fox complained the UK media were “obsessed” with the chicken issue, for others it highlights the compromises the country might need to make to shore up the economy after leaving the EU.


Fox is an arselicker of all things American, and putting him in charge of international trade was one of May's first bad decisions. He'd gladly eat chlorine-washed chicken with a rusty brown spoon, if it came from the USA.

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