Letter: UK must legislate to guarantee we maintain British food standards

This reader says a ‘promise’ or commitment to protect British food standards is insufficient and easily broken or ignored

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Mark Lansbury from Newchurch shares this open letter to Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Bob Seely. Ed


Dear Mr Seely

  • Do you back an unenforceable promise or …
  • Legislating to guarantee we maintain our British Food Standards?

In a nutshell if you do not support legislating our current high British food standards, you do not support British food standards.

A ‘promise’ is insufficient
A ‘promise’ or commitment is insufficient and easily broken or ignored. 

If a promise or commitment is acceptable to you then there should be no argument about putting it into legally binding legislation. 

Will it be abandoned?
By not putting it into law, the impression is that the intention is to abandon the promise or commitment, as we have seen many times recently.

Which is it Mr Seely? 

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Wednesday, 7th October, 2020 3:17pm

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2 Comments on "Letter: UK must legislate to guarantee we maintain British food standards"

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Tamara
I totally agree with you, Mark. It does appear that Bob and the Government are fobbing us off with promises to maintain the UK’s food standards that signify nothing. Leaked reports show that the Government is prepared to sacrifice the UK’s much higher food hygiene and animal welfare standards to get a trade deal with the United States, which it is currently negotiating behind closed doors. The… Read more »
movinon

What’s the problem? If you voted Tory to get Brexit done you have the outcome you deserve. All of it. No cherry-picking allowed.