Will the UK really refuse trade deals over human rights?



Dharshini David | BBC

The UK is forging its post-Brexit path as a “confident, independent nation – and an energetic force for good”, according to the government.

It’s free to set trade on its own terms, pursue opportunities and higher living standards. But can it square profit with principle?

Is turning a blind eye to human rights violations worth it to have a trade deal that knocks a couple of quid off the price of an imported shirt?

That New Year’s resolution is already being tested, as China falls increasingly out of favour.

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