Brexit Briefing: Weekly Media Summary – 21 July 2017

Brexit Briefing - Weekly Summary
Brexit Briefing – Weekly Summary

This Friday’s edition of the Brexit Briefing is part of the series of posts to highlight articles published in the media covering Brexit from an environmental perspective.

The articles are presented in chronological order with the most recent articles first. They are not presented in any specific order of importance & are provided as a selected sample of news articles to promote understanding of the key environmental issues as they develop during the Brexit process.

The selected articles this week are:

Gove promises ‘Green Brexit’ in first environment speech (EnergyVoice, 21 July 2017)

Cabinet accepts Brexit transition will mean years of free movement (The Guardian, 20 July 2017)

What will post-Brexit pesticides authorisation and capital support for fresh produce look like? (HorticultureWeek, 20 July 2017)

Enforcement of environmental law: what is not in the Brexit Bill (UKHumanRightsBlog, 20 July 2017)

Business leaders and top investors urge May to deliver bold climate action plan (BusinessGreen, 20 July 2017)

Downing Street pledges to respect devolution during Brexit (The  Scotsman, 20 July 2017)

Devon’s new Labour MP gets shadow Defra role (DevonLive, 20 July 2017)

UK threatens to return radioactive waste to EU without nuclear deal (The Guardian, 19 July 2017)

House of Lords: Brexit ‘fundamental challenge’ to Britain’s future (Politico, 19 July 2017)

UK one of the best prepared countries for change (Economia, 19 July 2017)

Anne McCall: Conserving nature has never been more crucial (The Scotsman, 19 July 2017)

Conservative backbenchers call on May to get rid of ‘donkey’ Brexiteers if she wants their support (The National, 19 July 2017)

EU set to halt Brexit talks ‘because the UK is not ready’ (Independent, 18 July 2017)

Post-Brexit agricultural policy could be “six years in the making” says Defra policy specialist (HorticultureWeek, 18 July 2017)

Rudd tells Tory MPs to get on with jobs amid infighting over May (The Guardian, 18 July 2017)

Article 50 author calls for Brexit to be halted with a warning of ‘disastrous consequences’ Independent, 18 July 2017)

British Crop Production Council asks the big questions for UK agriculture post-Brexit (Horticulture Week, 18 July 2017)

Davis branded “thick as mince” by former Vote Leave chief Cummings as rancour breaks out in Brexit movement (The Herald, 18 July 2017)

Environmental select committees take shape as new Shadow minister announced (Resource, 17 July 2017)

Could the Swiss model serve as a template for Brexit? (MoneyWeek, 17 July 2017)

Brexit talks resume: Get down to business, David Davis urges (BBC, 17 July 2017)

UK ‘sleepwalking’ into food insecurity after Brexit, academics say (The Guardian, 17 July 2017)

Theresa May to tell ministers: stop leaking details of cabinet rifts (The Guardian, 17 July 2017)

David Davis leaves Brussels after less than an hour of Brexit talks (The Guardian, 17 July 2017)

It’s not just farms and the environment. We need policies for everyone (The Guardian, 16 July 2017)

Iain Macwhirter: With Brexit on a knife-edge Scotland and Wales may yet call the shots (The Hearld, 16 July 2017)

Brexit threatens Britain’s place at the nuclear top table (The Guardian, 16 July 2017)

On first looking into the Brexit Bill (Human Rights Blog, 15 July 2017)

Brexit Minister urges MSPs to back changes to repeal bill (BBC News, 16 July 2017)

Post-Brexit farmers will have to show green benefit for subsidies (The Sunday Times, 15 July 2017)

Let’s have a second Brexit referendum and count votes by under-30s TWICE, says Nick Clegg (who admits his ‘time is up’ in politics) (MailOnline, 14 July 2017)

Exclusive: Theresa May considers asking Labour to join cross-party Brexit commission (The Telegraph, 14 July 2017)

The Guardian view on Brexit policy: time for Britain to get real (The Guardian, 14 July 2017)

Brexit talks stall because of political crisis in Northern Ireland (TheScotsman, 14 July 2017)

Pat McFadden: Government on collision course with opposition over Brexit laws Express&Star, 14 July 2017)

MPs to ‘keep up heat’ on government over air pollution (AirQualityNews, 14 July 2017)

Repeal Bill: ‘Environment-shaped hole’ sparks fears for green regulations (BusinessGreen, 13 July 2017)

Scottish and Welsh governments threaten to refuse repeal bill legislative consent – Politics live (The Guardian, 13 July 2017)

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