The Labour Party’s position on UK foreign policy and its approach to global trade were the focus of an Asia House briefing with Emily Thornberry, Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, today (20 October).
Thornberry outlined the Labour Party’s vision for international trade, including the UK’s potential accession to the CPTPP, during the off-the-record briefing, convened exclusively for Asia House Corporate Members. The Shadow Secretary also discussed how a Labour government would approach global engagement, including the UK relationship with China.
With the end of the Brexit transition period approaching, Thornberry also shared her views on UK negotiations with the European Union.
Asia House Corporate Members joined the digital discussion from around the world, with Thornberry being questioned on the Labour Party’s approach to ‘level playing field’ standards; its approach to global investment around sustainability; and the role of the science sector within the UK’s trade agenda.
The briefing was chaired by Asia House Chief Executive Michael Lawrence, and was convened exclusively for Asia House Corporate Members.
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