Truss’s admission talks on trade deal with US have been shelved is ‘terrible news for UK economy’, Labour says – UK politics live

Latest updates: party says prime minister has ‘tarnished UK’s international reputation’ as she visits US

Global Justice Now, which campaigns for a fairer global economy, has welcomed the news that there will be UK-US free trade deal in the next few years. Jean Blaylock, its trade campaign manager, said:

It’s a real relief that there’s no immediate prospect of a US-UK trade deal, as Liz Truss has shown few signs she could negotiate her way out of a chlorinated chicken box.

The experience of the Australia trade deal is that Truss is willing to sacrifice almost anything she is asked to sacrifice to get a deal – and food standards, environmental protections and labour rights suffer as a result.

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