'Warm words don't cut it': Latest UK trade pledges derided by green groups and farmers

Michael Holder
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UK PM Boris Johnson and New Zealand PM Jacinda Adhern announced a free trade deal this week | Credit: Number 10
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UK PM Boris Johnson and New Zealand PM Jacinda Adhern announced a free trade deal this week | Credit: Number 10

Campaigners express frustration with 'strengthened' Trade and Agriculture Commission unveiled by government to help maintain green standards in trade deals

The government continues to insist maintaining high environmental protection, animal welfare, and food standards in the UK "will be a red line in all our trade negotiations", as it yesterday launched a...

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