Fears mount that Brexit agreement paves way for US-style rules

The government’s Brexit deal risks irrevocably moving the UK towards a “Trump trade deal” with weaker environmental protections, according to the Labour Party.

Despite prime minister Boris Johnson’s assurances that the UK would keep the “best tradition of the highest standards of environmental protections” after Brexit, MPs warned that the new deal leaves the environment considerably more vulnerable than under the agreement negotiated by Theresa May. 

“This deal would absolutely, inevitably lead to a Trump trade deal,” said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during the House of Commons debate on Saturday, “forcing the UK to diverge from the highest standards and expose our families once again to chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef.”

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