Brexit Briefing: Weekly Media Summary – 17 November 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 from this past week, which saw the Parliament debate on the EU Withdrawal Bill and proposals for a new environmental standards regulator, are:

New environmental protections to deliver a Green Brexit (SkemNews, 17 November 2017)

Green Brexit push set to continue despite amendments defeat businessgreen, 16 November 2017)

UK government ’10 years late’ on air quality targets (The Guardian, 16 November 2017)

UK to consult on post-Brexit environmental standards body (ChemicalWatch, 16 November 2017)

Environmental laws must be protected post-Brexit, MP warns (EnergyVoice, 16 November 2017)

‘Time running out’ for transposition of EU environmental law (EnvironmentAnalyst, 16 November 2017)

PMQs and MPs debate EU withdrawal bill – as it happened (The Guardian, 15 November 2017)

U.K. Conservative Rebels Hold Their Fire on May’s Brexit Bill (Bloomberg, 15 November 2017)

Brexit: Ministers see off early EU Withdrawal Bill challenges (BBC News, 14 November 2017)

Theresa May’s cabinet is tearing itself apart over who is in control of Brexit (BusinessInsiderUK, 14 November 2017)

Environmental Policy Forum concerned with the EU Withdrawal Bill policies (ResourceEfficientBusiness, 14 November 2017)


Brexit’s Critical Five Weeks: The Key Dates as the Clock Ticks (Bloomberg, 13 November 2017)

Brexit: Theresa May’s government to face Tory rebellion over EU Withdrawal Bill amendment (CityA.M., 13 November 2017)

Farming groups give Gove’s new environmental watchdog lukewarm reception (FarmersGuardian, 13 November 2017)

‘Green Brexit’ will safeguard environment (EuropeUnion, 13 November 2017)

Green Brexit? Gove unveils plan for new UK environment watchdog (BusinessGreen, 13 November 2017)

New environmental protections to deliver a Green Brexit (, 12 November 2017)

Brexit: Environment watchdog planned says Gove (BBC News, 12 November 2017)

Government to set up environmental watchdog to deliver ‘green Brexit’, says Michael Gove (Independent, 12 November 2017)

New environmental protections to deliver a Green Brexit (SkemNews, 12 November 2017)

EU preparing for possible collapse of Brexit talks – Barnier (BBC News, 12 November 2017)

EU planning for collapse of Brexit talks, says Michel Barnier (The Guardian, 12 November 2017)

Johnson and Gove ‘penned secret letter to PM giving Brexit instructions’ (Shropshire Star, 11 November 2017)

Nicola Sturgeon: Devolved administrations are being kept in the dark over Brexit negotiations (The National, 10 November 2017)

Theresa May vows to face down attempts to thwart Brexit legislation (Shropshire Star, 9 November 2017)

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