Brexit Briefing: Weekly Media Summary – 6 October 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:

You think Brexit is going to be bad for the economy, just wait until you see the other things in store for us in 2020 (Independent, 5 October 2017)

This row over agriculture shows why there’s no such thing as a successful Brexit (The New Statesman, 5 October 2017)

Government ‘failed to clean up air’ (BBC News, 5 October 2017)

Boris Johnson’s Remain-supporting father says he’s now backing Brexit after Juncker set out vision of all-powerful EU government (MailOnline, 5 October 2017)

Gove: climate policy must not come ‘at the expense of economic growth’ (Ecologist, 4 October 2017)

Pessimism, Optimism, and Opportunity beyond Brexit (Resilience, 4 October 2017)

Air quality standards ‘must be tougher’ post-Brexit (AirQualityNews, 3 October 2017)

Theresa May offers Nicola Sturgeon face-to-face talks on Brexi (The Scotsman, 3 October 2017)

Scottish Greens would vote against Brexit bill at Holyrood (The Scotsman, 3 October 2017)

Michael Gove made a pig’s ear of it over EU animal rules, say farmers (The Guardian, 3 October 2017)

Brexit and Beyond: Environmental Principles to Guide a Sustainable Future (IEMA, 3 October 2017)

‘Green Brexit’? Not with this dirty Brexit brigade, Mr Gove (OpenDemocracyUK, 3 October 2017)

Michael Gove’s green Brexit conference speech full of ’empty promises’ (FarmersGuardian, 3 October 2017)

David Mundell: Deal will be done over new powers post-Brexit (The Scotsman, 3 October 2017)

Green Brexit: Securing the future for farming and the environment (Sustain, 2 October 2017)

Waste and resources now ‘high risk’ policy area following Brexit, says Greener UK (Resource, 2 October 2017)

Cabinet is split over how Brexit should happen, Hammond admits (The Guardian, 2 October 2017)

Gove: Brexit ‘means leaving environmentally damaging and socially unjust’ CAP (FarmingUK, 2 October 2017)

Michael Gove hails ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ to deliver green Brexit (BusinessGreen, 2 October 2017)

More pigs’ ears for export after Brexit, says Michael Gove (, 2 October 2017)

NFU sets out three-phase approach to move away from CAP (FarmingUK, 2 October 2017)

Protesters demand an end to Brexit at May’s Conservative conference (Reuters, 1 October 2017)

Owen Meredith: Policy reform can unite the party ahead of Manchester (ConservativeHome, 30 September 2017)

Gove confirms NI agri funding plan (FamingLife, 30 September 2017)

Gove in Northern Ireland to calm concerns over potential ‘collapse’ in farming post-Brexit (FarmingUK, 29 September 2017)

Scottish Greens joined by campaigners in condemning Scottish Government for ruling out environmental court (CommonSpace, 29 September 2017)

Freedom of information: departments berated for lack of Brexit transparency (CivilServiceWorld, 28 September 2017)

Government urged not to put rural economy at disadvantage with 25-year environment plan (FarmingUK, 28 September 2017)

EU’s Verhofstadt pokes fun at Theresa May but says a Brexit deal can be done (Reuters, 28 September 2017)

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