Brexit Briefing: Weekly Media Summary – 20 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:

Brexit poses real risk to the environment, says Labour MP (PoliticsHome, 19 October 2017)

Theresa May urged to prepare for no-deal Brexit by former Conservative ministers as EU talks stall (Independent, 19 October 2017)

Partnerships, Peers and Perspective (SocEnv, 18 October 2017)

EU Withdrawal Bill ‘won’t be debated this month’ (BBC News, 18 October 2017)

Brexit: NFU releases document outlining new domestic agricultural policy (FarmingUK, 18 October 2017)

UK withdrawal bill ‘rips the heart out of environmental law’, say campaigners (BusinessGreen, 18 October 2017)

Green MEP slams Government after failing to promise to protect EU environmental laws (ResourceEfficientBusiness, 17 October 2017)

Davis and Rudd contradict each other over whether ‘no deal’ Brexit ‘unthinkable’ – Politics live (The Guardian, 17 October 2017)

Boris and chums are looking increasingly isolated as OECD says Brexit will be a disaster (theCanary, 17 October 2017)

Top UK businesses’ Brexit worries ease slightly – Deloitte (Reuters, 16 October 2017)

Ikea boss in UK demands government clarity over Brexit stance (The Guardian, 16 October 2017)

Who bankrolled Brexit? (OpenDemocracyUK, 16 October 2017)

What next? Thoughts on the Green Party Conference (BrightGreen, 16 October 2017)

Stephen Timms: Fair trade is under threat from Brexit – so let’s fight for it (LabourList, 15 October 2017)

Iain Macwhirter: Why Tory Brexit spells Anarchy for the UK (The Hearld, 15 October 2017)

Former U.K. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson Outlines the Environmental Benefits of Brexit (Competitive Enterprise Institute, 14 October 2017)

Philip Hammond says his remarks were a poor choice of words (BBC News, 13 October 2017)

Government promises Defra millions for Brexit preparations (FarmingUK, 13 October 2017)

Government targets zero ‘avoidable’ waste by 2050 (LetsRecycle, 13 October 2017)

US agriculture secretary arrives for Brexit talks (FreshProduceJournal, 13 October 2017)

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