Liam Fox is plotting to scrap EU food standards to win a Brexit trade deal with Trump



Adam Payne and Ben Gartside | Business Insider

Liam Fox is planning to use controversial “Henry VIII” powers to scrap European food standards in order to pave the way for a trade deal with the US after Brexit.

Theresa May’s government has insisted that they will not water down EU regulations which currently prohibit the sale of products such as chlorinated chicken and hormone-injected beef in Britain.

However, Fox and Crawford Falconer, the UK’s chief trade negotiation adviser, have privately discussed rewriting UK food standards through the upcoming Trade Bill, a source in Fox’s Department for International Trade told Business Insider.

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