LIVE: MPs face a showdown TODAY after the SNP was accused of being “against every deal.”
THE Trade Select Committee will question Anne-Marie Trevelyan about the New Zealand trade agreement today, after the SNP accused MPs of opposing “every free trade agreement.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chair of the International Trade Select Committee, Angus MacNeil, an SNP member, had a tense exchange over the UK’s trade deals.
Mr MacNeil demanded specific figures from the Prime Minister on the amount the UK would recoup from post-Brexit trade deals with New Zealand and Australia.
On Wednesday, Ms Trevelyan will give an update on the situation.
Tariffs on certain goods are eliminated in both New Zealand and Australia trade agreements, with agriculture products being the most important.
However, UK farming unions fear that the agreements will result in a drop in food quality because imported food may not meet the same high standards.
Tom Bradshaw, Vice-President of the National Farmers’ Union, told This website that he was concerned that the agreements would benefit the UK little, but that he was not opposed to them.