Brexit Briefing: Weekly Media Summary – 23 February 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 Prime Minister Theresa May and her Ministers setting our their version of Brexit & hard (Brexit) pressure being placed on her by more than 60 Members of Parliament (MP) & the House of Lords scrutinise the EU Withdrawal Bill, are:

Theresa May secures Brexit war Cabinet backing for ‘managed divergence’ in future EU relationship (Politico, 23 February 2018)

Chequers Brexit talks – a happy ending? (BBC News, 23 February 2018)

UK, Scotland edge towards deal on devolved powers after Brexit (Reuters, 22 February 2018)

Boris Johnson under fire for waiving £6,000 fee for hard Brexit event at Foreign Office (Independent, 22 February 2018)

MPs tell government to invest in Defra IT systems to minimise Brexit disruption to imports and exports (PublicTechnology, 22 February 2018)

The government says it wants a high standards Brexit – here’s the first test (BusinessGreen, 22 February 2018)

Theresa May holding crunch Brexit cabinet at Chequers (BBC News, 22 February 2018)

May Gathers Team for Brexit Decision as Tory Feuding Rages (Bloomberg, 22 February 2018)

D-Day looms as ministers convene for Brexit war Cabinet (CityAM, 22 February 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Government of being ‘on road to nowhere’ over Brexit (YorkshireCoastRadio, 21 February 2018)

EU should raise fossil fuel taxes to plug Brexit budget gap: former officials (BusinessInsiderUK, 21 February 2018)

Environmental groups lobby Lords over Brexit Bill (LetsRecycle, 21 February 2018)

UK’s Brexit transition plans released (BBC News, 21 February 2018)

Brexiteer Tory MPs back European Research Group demands in letter to Theresa May (Sky News, 21 February 2018)

Tory MPs’ hard Brexit letter to May described as ransom note (The Guardian, 21 February 2018)

Post-Brexit UK won’t be like Mad Max, says David Davis (BBC News, 20 February 2018)

Scottish Government vows to reject any Brexit offer that ‘constrains’ devolution (The Herald, 20 February 2018)

Keep EU regulations or be forced to rely on America, warns think tank (CommonSpace, 20 February 2018)

Gove says Brexit Wales will have ‘more farming powers’ (TheUKBulletin, 20 February 2018)

Food industry calls for Brexit fund for UK farmers (GlobalTradeReview, 20 February 2018)

U.K. Warns EU It Won’t Pay Brexit Bill Without Good Trade Deal (Bloomberg, 19 February 2018)

Theresa May’s Brexit Vision Is Starting to Take Shape (Bloomberg, 19 February 2018)

It’s time to think seriously about post-Brexit trade because the world wants Britain’s business (BusinessInsiderUK, 19 February 2018)

British farmers need a Brexit fund, MPs say (CityAM, 18 February 2018)

Defra’s ‘natural capital’ approach to protecting environment under fire (FarmersGuardian, 17 February 2018)

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