1. Lower your standards US lobbyists for agriculture and pharmaceutical firms are threatening not to back a post-Brexit US-UK trade deal unless Britain drops EU standards to match those of the US. They want the sale of growth hormone-fed beef, which is banned in the UK and EU, to be allowed in the UK, as well as lower agricultural tariffs. Also on lobbyists’ wishlists submitted to the Office of the US Trade Representative are changes to the NHS drugs approval process to allow the UK to buy a wider range of US drugs.

2. Holocaust ignorance One in five young people in Canada either hasn’t heard of the Holocaust or isn’t sure what it is, according to a survey released ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27. Six-million Jews in Europe were systematically murdered in the Holocaust between 1941 and the end of World War 2 in 1945. A new British survey found 67% of respondents either did not know how many Jews were murdered or thought the number was far lower. ...

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