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Cabinet row as plan to ban fur and fois gras trade scrapped by PM

Ban was to be part of raft of measures to position post-Brexit Britain as world leader on animal welfare

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A row has erupted in cabinet over plans to scrap a ban on the import and sale of fur and foie gras after No 10 was convinced to kill off policies that would outlaw the trade.

Lord Goldsmith, the environment minister and the ban’s main proponent, spoke out after his colleagues, including Jacob Rees-Mogg, persuaded the prime minister to ditch the proposals.

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