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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:41 pm on 3rd February 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Kinnock Stephen Kinnock Labour, Aberavon 3:41 pm, 3rd February 2020

The Foreign Secretary says that he wants a Canada-style free trade agreement and claims that FTAs never include level-playing-field obligations, but article 23.4 of the EU-Canada FTA clearly states that

“it is inappropriate to encourage trade or investment by weakening or reducing…labour law and standards.”

Will the Foreign Secretary be honest with the British people and state clearly that free trade agreements always include level-playing-field obligations?