Brexit Briefing: Weekly Media Summary – 26 January 2018


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 a “dry patch” for discussions, Boris offers, and is criticised for, a “Brexit Dividend” of £100m a day for the NHS & concerns that a deal has been done for a “Norway-style” Brexit transition, are:

Brexit is a chance to take back control of our environment (Politico, 25 January 2018)

Turnover of ministers in Government is disrupting Brexit preparations, report claims (Express, 25 January 2018)

Cuts to environmental spending have led to green indicators “declining or at best flat-lining”, MSPs warn (Holyrood, 24 January 2018)

Brexit transition phase not a deferral – David Davis (BBC News, 24 January 2018)

Brexit Bulletin: The Other Bill (Bloomberg, 24 January 2018)

Concerns raised over budget for environmental research (The Herald, 23 January 2018)

UK green protections at ‘high risk’ post-Brexit (edie, 23 January 2018)

UK sets out its post-Brexit vision for farming (The Leader, 23 January 2018)

European consulting markets look strong for 2018 (EnvironmentAnalyst, 23 January 2018)

Brexit: UK has already ‘agreed in principle’ with EU to Norway-style transition (Independent, 23 January 2018)

Boris Johnson rebuked over NHS cash plea (BBC News, 23 January 2018)

Cabinet talks must stay private, PM tells Boris Johnson (The Press, 23 January 2018)

Whatever happened to the Brexit talks? (BBC News, 22 January 2018)

Majority of U.K. MPs Would Accept Staying in Single Market: Poll (Bloomberg, 22 January 2018)

Green groups express concern over post-Brexit air quality goals (AirQualityNews, 22 January 2018)

Brexit and Cumbrian fell management issues raised during farmers meeting (CumbriaCrack, 22 January 2018)

Boris Johnson to demand £100 million extra per week for NHS after Brexit (Evening Standard, 22 January 2018)

2/2 Staying in the customs union means effectively staying in the EU: the EU *is* a customs union. It means no new free trade deals, no new export opportunities, and no leading role in the WTO. (Twitter – Boris Johnson, 21 January 2018)

Westminster urged to listen to devolved administrations ahead of Brexit talks (The Herald, 21 January 2018)

Scotland to match EU ban on single use plastics by 2030 ‘Brexit or no Brexit’ (The Herald, 21 January 2018)


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