Commenting on leaked documents showing the US trade delegation urged their UK counterparts to move away from EU food, animal welfare and environmental regulations, Greenpeace UK’s chief scientist Dr Doug Parr said:
“The chlorinated chickens are coming home to roost for Boris Johnson. As we feared, the UK government is coming under enormous pressure from the Trump administration to weaken our consumer, worker and environmental protections. After so many denials and reversals in many policy areas, the prime minister cannot ask the public to simply take his word for it that our standards will be maintained. We need a legally binding guarantee that Brexit will not be allowed to endanger the health of the UK public or our environment by letting Trump rewrite our rulebook. Until we have that guarantee written into law, it seems fair to assume that everything is on the table in a deal where America will come first and the UK could end up fifty-first.”
Read here an analysis of the documents by Unearthed, Greenpeace’s investigative journalism platform.