Don’t let the EU’s chicken scare stories stop Britain and America striking a magnificent trade deal

Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson

Today I will join the nation in enjoying probably the finest of all British institutions: the great Sunday roast. And I suspect that families across the country will sit down at the table this week and end up talking about the topic that has been dominating the news: chlorinated chicken.

We’ve had spirited public debate recently – as you would expect from the great British public. But, ultimately, the issue of how chicken should be cleaned is just a distraction.

I’ve said it before and I will say it again: the very idea of ‘chlorinated chicken’ is simply the EU’s way of blocking fair competition from the American poultry industry.

Read my full piece for the Daily Mail on Sunday (no paywall).