Britain tells the EU: we shall not sell out our fishermen

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, February 14, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain 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 United States, British International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said on Monday.

French President Emmanuel Macron said last month that he will not let down 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.

“We are not going to trade away our fishing in a deal with the EU or any other negotiating partner

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