Brexit, trade and the environment: What’s the big deal?

Will the UK have to lower environmental standards to trade with the US after Brexit? Probably

This week President Trump predicted a “tremendous increase” in trade between the US and the UK. But with Liam Fox’s trade department revealed to be worryingly lacking in skill and capacity, that might not be good news for post-Brexit Britain – or the environment.

On everything from food standards to fracking, the UK’s weaker negotiating position means it’s likely we’ll end up adopting America’s lower environmental standards. Watch our video explainer to find out how it all works.

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