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US NewsWas he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit

13:55  26 august  2019
13:55  26 august  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The dispute arose after Johnson told the media: “ Melton Mowbray pork pies , which are sold in Thailand and The Melton Mowbray pork pie gained official protection in 2006 after a lengthy court battle, and producers Melton Mowbray pork pies were even exported to Australia, New Zealand

Boris Johnson had said pork pies are exported to Thailand and Iceland , but cannot be to the US However the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association said the pies were not even exported to Walker & Son told the BBC it had previously exported a "tiny amount" of pork pies to Singapore, but

Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit © Thomson Reuters British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends the final day of the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France August 26, 2019. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool via Reuters Boris Johnson was under pressure over pork pies today after he claimed the UK-made meat products were sold in Thailand and Iceland but experts said that simply is not true.

The Prime Minister had used Melton Mowbray pork pies as an example of how the US needed to slash red tape if there is to be a wide-reaching trans-Atlantic post-Brexit trade deal.

He said that the products were currently 'unable to enter the US market' because of food restrictions but that they were 'sold in Thailand and in Iceland'.

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Boris Johnson said Melton Mowbray pies could not be exported to the US , according to Downing Street doubled down on Boris Johnson ’ s claims that Melton Mowbray pork pies were a Before talks with Donald Trump , US president, at the G7 summit in Biarritz over the weekend, he spoke

Boris Johnson says: " Melton Mowbray pork pies , which are sold in Thailand and in Iceland , are currently unable to enter the US " Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association says: " We don't actually export to Thailand or Iceland " UK PM' s # Brexit claims disputedhttp And we need them here.

However, while pork pie enthusiasts said the PM was partially right in his first statement, he was not correct about where the products are currently exported to.

Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Matthew O'Callaghan, the chairman of the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association pictured in 2005, said this morning: 'We don't actually export to Thailand or to Iceland.' Matthew O'Callaghan, the chairman of the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association, said this morning: 'We don't actually export to Thailand or to Iceland.'

Mr O'Callaghan also said that while he would welcome any attempts to make it easier to export pork pies to the US, Mr Johnson should focus on protecting UK food producers in the event of a No Deal Brexit.

He said a chaotic split would likely mean the end of protections in the EU for famous UK-made produce.

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Sock makers have ridiculed a Boris Johnson claim that red tape locks them out of the US market “My opinion is that if it comes out of Boris Johnson ’ s mouth it ’s likely not to be true Mr Johnson argued the pies were sold in Thailand and Iceland – but the manufacturer insisted they were not

Boris Johnson has claimed the EU won't give the UK a deal like its other FTAs (Image: GETTY). In a jibe at Britain’ s claim of only wanting a Canada-style trade He said: “ We are extremely clear on the conditions and the access to our European market.” It also emerged that Mr Barnier blocked a “mass

Mr O'Callaghan's comments represent an embarrassing moment for the PM after he raised the plight of pork pies during his talks with Donald Trump at the G7 summit in Biarritz yesterday.

Mr Johnson cited pork pies as evidence of why the US would need to slash regulations as part of a post-Brexit trade deal as he spoke to reporters on the way to France on Saturday.

He said: 'Melton Mowbray pork pies, which are sold in Thailand and in Iceland, are currently unable to enter the US market because of, I don't know, some sort of food and drug administration restriction.'

He then said during his meeting with the US President: 'Obviously, I have memories of American trade negotiations in the past, and I have a formidable respect for US trade negotiations.

Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The PM had claimed that Melton Mowbray pork pies were sold in Thailand and Iceland but a pork pie expert today said that was not true 'And I know that there will be some tough talks ahead, because, at the moment, you know, we still don't -- I don’t think we sell a single joint of British lamb to the United States.

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'We don't sell any beef. We don't sell any pork pies. And there are clearly huge opportunities for the UK to penetrate the American market in the way that we currently don't. And we're very interested to talk about that with you.'

Mr O'Callaghan welcomed Mr Johnson's decision to talk about pork pies, telling BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning: 'You have got the G7, you have got the Iran crisis, the Amazon burning.

'You have got China and Russia and all the rest of it and up pops Boris with Melton Mowbray pork pies.

'Good for him. You know: Great product and why not.'

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Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit

But asked if Mr Johnson was right in what he had said, Mr O'Callaghan said: 'Not really. With all of these things there is a little bit of give an take.

'We don't actually export to Thailand or to Iceland.'

Asked directly if what Mr Johnson had said about current exports was true, Mr O'Callaghan replied: 'Not that I know of I am afraid.'

Told that perhaps Mr Johnson had meant Iceland the supermarket, Mr O'Callaghan laughed and said: 'Could well be. Certainly available there.'

Mr O'Callaghan said the shelf-life of a Melton Mowbray pork pie made it difficult to export to the US but that could change if Mr Johnson managed to persuade Mr Trump to allow the products to be exported frozen.

Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Johnson raised the issue of pork pie exports with Donald Trump when they met in Biarritz yesterday

He said: 'One would hope they would take off. The only problem is that the states don't like protected food names... that is part of the problem we have got.

'Same as with Scotch Whisky. There's a debate over as to what what Scotch Whiskey ought to mean.'

But he also suggested Mr Johnson should first make sure famous UK-made products will be protected in the EU in the event of a No Deal split on October 31.

'On day one of Brexit, if there's No Deal, protection ends in Europe,' he said.

'To that extent, if Boris wants to sort it out, there is an agenda to sort out, and that is continuing the protection of our protected, iconic foods, both within Europe and with trade deals with the US.'

Without such protections Mr O'Callaghan said the famous pork pies could 'absolutely' be made on the continent - even in Biarritz where Mr Johnson made his original comments as he attended his first G7 summit.

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Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit
Was he telling porkies? Melton Mowbray pork pie makers dispute Boris Johnson's claim they are sold in Thailand and Iceland after he urged Donald Trump to make it easier for them to be exported to US after Brexit

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