EU withering about UK trade secretary’s view on food standards being minor matter in a potential trade deal with US after Brexit

Senior EU figures have have hit back at Liam Fox’s “ignorant and indigestible” claim that lowering UK food standards to allow the import of chlorinated chicken from the US is an insignificant detail.

The UK trade secretary is in the US, where Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted that his administration was “working on on major Trade Deal with the United Kingdom. Could be very big & exciting. JOBS!” The president said the EU was “very protectionist” with the US.

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