Chlorinated chicken has become a dividing line between both main parties' post-Brexit vision for trade, as Labour has rejected Liam Fox's argument that chlorinated chicken may be imported into the UK.
Labour also tweeted their disapproval at Mr. Fox's refusal to rule out importing hormone beef.
The Labour Press Team tweeted the following after the International Trade Secretary was interviewed on Andrew Marr this morning:
Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner also tweeted his disapproval at the Tory politician's suggestion that the UK may import these goods following a US-UK trade deal:
As the USA transparently sets out its objectives in a trade deal with the U.K. including chlorine washed chicken. Liam Fox refuses to set out the UK’s mandate and even tells @AndrewMarr9 that it is too commercially sensitive to even reveal the NUMBER of deals that are off track!— Barry Gardiner (@BarryGardiner) March 3, 2019
The International Trade Secretary told Marr he cannot commit to importing those goods until the negotiations with the US commence, refusing to rule out the possibility.
Mr. Fox said he wanted to avoid a delay to Brexit:
The International Development Secretary discussed with the BBC Sunday Morning presenter as to whether many of the EU's pre-existing trade deals would apply to the UK after March 29th:
#Marr: Has the government failed to roll over the EU’s trade deals in the event of no deal?— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) March 3, 2019
The International Trade Secretary Liam Fox talks to #Marr about whether the EU’s trade deals will apply to the UK if there is a no deal #Brexithttps://t.co/Ebm0h4vqYW pic.twitter.com/EThPDFNC6b
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