Young Londoners most relaxed about lowering food standards for US trade deal

13.04.2018

Young, middle-class Londoners, not leave voters, are the group of people most relaxed about lowering food standards to secure a trade deal with the US, according to a new report.

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) paper based its findings on a poll of more than 2,000 adults, which was weighted to reflect a nationally representative audience.

Asked whether the UK should lower food safety standards to secure a trade deal with the US, only 8 per cent of all the respondents agreed, with 82 per cent preferring to retain current standards.

This was the only question in the poll which united leavers and remainers, with leave supporters just as opposed to deregulation as remain supporters, and strong opposition recorded across the political spectrum.


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