Brexit deadlock: What the UK’s draft agreement tells us about the future of environmental standards

After months of coronavirus turmoil, the state of the post-Brexit relationship between the UK and the EU is back on the political agenda. This week, the British negotiating team released a blueprint for a deal that draws heavily from the EU-Canada trade agreement, dubbed CETA, when it comes to environmental protections.

by Simon Pickstone
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has stressed that the bloc cannot accept a Canada-style trade agreement with the UK. Photograph: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has stressed that the bloc cannot accept a Canada-style trade agreement with the UK. Photograph: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images

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