Chlorinated chicken is back on the Tory menu – they have lied AGAIN

Remember when Theresa Villiers made this promise, back in January?

Boris Johnson has just turned her into a liar:

According to the Telegraph:

Britain is prepared to permit imports of chlorinated chicken from the US but will slap high tariffs on cheaply-produced food in order to minimise the impact on British farmers.

The latest Government proposal for a trade deal with the US is for a “dual tariff” regime that imposes different levels of duty on imported foods, depending on whether they comply with UK animal welfare standards.

Hormone-fed beef, chlorinated chicken and other foods that use techniques banned in Britain will be allowed across the Atlantic, but ministers want to use tariffs to make it uneconomical for US producers to export them to the UK.

It’s a classic Tory tactic.

Faced with public opposition to a plan, they say they absolutely will not allow it – not now, not ever, our laws forbid it.

Then they wait a while, before saying: “Oh, we’re going to allow it but with severe restrictions.”

Then when the change comes into effect, they quietly ensure that no restrictions are imposed.

Bear in mind that 14.7 per cent of US citizens suffer from a food-borne illness each year, compared with just 1.5 per cent of UK citizens. Watch the UK percentage skyrocket after this change is imposed.

Today’s announcement means you will be asked to eat chicken and beef that does not meet UK food standards – effectively poisoning yourself so fat Tory businesspeople can have a cosy trade deal with the United States that the majority of people in the UK don’t want. And they won’t be chomping on chlorinated crap!

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4 Thoughts to “Chlorinated chicken is back on the Tory menu – they have lied AGAIN”

  1. Stu

    We should be adopting the German attitude towards imports.
    Trump complained about many more German cars are imported to the US than American ones sold to Germany – the German reply was simply “Make Better Cars”.

    Sadly instead, personal Tory greed supercedes National pride in the UK.

  2. The Toffee (597)

    They’re paraphrasing Marie Antoinette. (And we all know what happened to HER)

    …’Let them eat cack’

  3. kateuk

    A higher tariff on chlorinated chicken would theoretically mean higher prices in the shops…but if the importers buy cheap enough it won’t really make any difference. And will this food be labelled “produced in the USA” so that we can avoid it? I doubt it!

  4. Ray

    As a former head chef, I would not have taken that chicken even if you paid me too,it is well known that washing it in that only kills the outside,if it is rotten inside it will alway be rotten inside regardless.

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