Boris Johnson claims UK isn't undermining EU standards amid looming trade talks

Boris Johnson claims UK isn
# 03 February 2020 21:03 (UTC +04:00)

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed in a speech that London will not "undermine EU standards" and will not engage in dumping, "whether commercial or social or environmental", while negotiating new post-Brexit trade deals. While Johnson assured that the UK is not intending to enforce its own views on the EU about how free trade should look, he was still critical of certain economic policies of some European states, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"Look at state aid, France spends twice as much on state aid as the UK, Germany three times as much. Who is using subsidies to undercut? Not the UK", he said.

The British prime minister went on to say that he will be negotiating on behalf of the "UK family", including Gibraltar, in the trade talks.