LETTERS: Food deal is a step back

Chicken washed in chlorine, and beef and pork injected with hormones, are illegal in this county.

But the US government wants the UK and the rest of the EU to allow these American products to go on sale in our shops.

The ban on these dodgy meat products is just one of many regulations, designed to protect people and the environment, that could be threatened by a trade deal being negotiated between the EU and the US.

Multinational companies are pushing hard to get rid of any regulations that stand in their way. The UK government is backing the deal, once again putting big business above the lives of ordinary people.

Public opposition to the deal is growing rapidly. It’s time to stand up for ourselves and make sure this deal is abandoned.

Peter Wrigley

Trinity Terrace

Bradford Road

Birstall