The Guardian has been going on again about the recent Brexit boogieman of ‘chlorinated chicken’ from the US:
All of which brings us to our second glimpse of the kind of deal a post-Brexit UK might expect from the US. On Thursday Lighthizer released Washington’s “negotiating objectives”, starting with “comprehensive market access for US agricultural goods in the UK”. Translation: they want the right to fill our supermarkets with their chlorinated chicken.
I expect US chlorinated chicken is manky and green and tastes disgusting, don’t you?
The only thing is this: when you go to the US, the meat is amazing. I’ve travelled around the US a lot, and being a meat fan, I’ve eaten a lot of meat there. In the big cities, and in the small backwater places. And it’s always good. Much better, on average, than the meat you get in the UK (although UK meat has improved a lot on the last few years). So the idea that we’re going to have our good old British chicken replaced by disgusting chemical meat, or perhaps rubbery tasteless processed pap, doesn’t really hold up, does it?