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Britain ‘won’t sell out its fishermen’ as part of trade deal with EU – trade secretary

Britain ‘won’t sell out its fishermen’ as part of trade deal with EU – trade secretary

The UK will not sell out its fishermen as part of a trade deal with the European Union, nor will it lower its food standards for a trade agreement with the US, British International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said on Monday.

President Emmanuel Macron said last month that he will fight for French fishermen in post-Brexit trade negotiations, and that France will seek compensation if it does not get the same access to British waters as before, Reuters reported.

“In a trade deal with the US, we will not diminish our food safety standards and we will also not put the NHS (National Health Service) on the table,” Truss said. “If we don’t get the deal we want we will be prepared to walk away.”