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Chlorine chicken shows why Fox shouldn’t be in charge of henhouse

by Steve Beasant on 1 November, 2017

Liam Fox has said he has “no objection” to the British public being sold chlorinated chicken from the US after Brexit.

The remarks are in contrast with comments made by Michael Gove who said the Government should not “compromise on high environmental standards in pursuit of a trade deal”.

The Liberal Democrats have called on the government to clarify its position.

Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake commented:

“This shows why you shouldn’t put a Fox in charge of the henhouse.

“Weakening our food safety standards would be bad news for British consumers and also for farmers who would face new checks and barriers when selling into the EU.

“Conservative ministers like Liam Fox are trying to impose a vision of Brexit on the country that nobody voted for.

“This whole sorry saga shows why we must give the British people the final say on Brexit, with a chance to stay in the EU.”

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