Post-Brexit trade partners ask UK to lower human rights standards



Richard Partington | The Guardian

International trade secretary, Liam Fox, explains why limited progress has been made

Britain has received demands to roll back its human rights standards in exchange for progress on post-Brexit trade deals, including from some countries that ministers are pushing to secure agreements with.

In an admission that some countries have sought to extract a high price for their continuing to trade with Britain after leaving the EU, Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, said some nations had made the requests as part of talks.

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