Brexit Briefing: Weekly Media Summary – 24 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 UK Budget preparing for Brexit and conflicting viewpoints on the regulatory position on animal sentience, are:

Michael Gove hits back in animal sentience Brexit row (The Herald, 24 November 2017)

Brexit is already wrecking our economy, and the Budget is the proof (The Independent, 23 November 2017)

As Brexit Crunch Nears, EU Trade Plans Said to Fall Short (Bloomberg, 23 November 2017)

Hammond: UK must be ready for all foreseeable outcomes from Brexit talks (bt News, 23 November 2017)

Interview: Roseanna Cunningham on what Brexit means for the environment (Hollyrood, 23 November 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn accuses the government of being in a Brexit ‘shambles’ (BusinessInsiderUK, 22 November 2017)

UK approach to Brexit ‘chaotic’ – leaked Irish report (BBC News, 23 November 2017)

UK universities ‘face disaster within weeks’ without clear Brexit plan (The Guardian, 22 November 2017)

Farm support measures could go ‘green’ post Brexit (FarmingLife, 22 November 2017)

Theresa May’s cabinet agrees to pay £40 billion Brexit divorce bill (BusinessInsiderUK, 21 November 2017)

Brexit: UK ‘ready to pay more to the EU’ (BBC News, 21 November 2017)

MSPs hold private meeting with Lords over Westminster’s Brexit power grab (The National, 21 November 2017)


Government plays its green card (Footprint, 20 November 2017)

MPs Vote Down Brexit Bill Amendment To Recognise Animals Feel Pain And Emotion (LADBible, 20 November 2017)

Replace farm subsidies with market-system for farmers to bid for green contracts, report urges (Farminguk, 20 November 2017)

We need a Budget that enables departments to plan for Brexit (City A.M., 20 November 2017)

Aerospace giants demand quick post-Brexit deal with EU (itv News, 20 November 2017)



The Conservative-DUP alliance has managed to scrap a crucial EU law, putting untold numbers of animals at risk (theCanary, 18 November 2017)

Defra seeking ‘talented free thinkers’ to shape post-Brexit farm policy (Farminguk, 18 November 2017)

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