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Is Liz Truss losing her battle to let chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef into the UK?

An independent inquiry looks set to slam the brakes on US trade talks – and the idea has been roasted by the supermarket giants, Rob Merrick reports

Saturday 11 July 2020 16:59
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The buccaneering rip-up-the-rules trade secretary’s goose may be cooked
The buccaneering rip-up-the-rules trade secretary’s goose may be cooked

When the government suddenly dumped its pledge to ban chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef from UK shops, this appeared to be a Brexit deal that really was oven-ready.

Liz Truss, the buccaneering rip-up-the-rules trade secretary, was riding high as she embarked on talks with the US – and in no mood to let the opposition of farmers and consumer groups stand in her way.

But, six weeks later, could it be that – after the sharp-elbowed interventions of farmers and supermarket chiefs – it is now Ms Truss’s goose that is cooked?

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