Defra & Natural England’s response to George Monbiot in the Guardian George Monbiot writes in the Guardian today raising concern over the functions of Natural England. He cites the recent (June) House of Lords NERC Act 2006 committee report that highlighted reductions to the budget of Natural England. The government responded to the committee report in May. Defra response […]

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Brexit is being presented as a beacon of hope for fishers. Many in coastal communities are looking to Brexit to lift them out of the economic hardship in which they feel trapped. But modelling from the New Economics Foundation has shown that without action, Brexit risks creating as many ​‘losers’ as ​‘winners’ across the diverse UK fishing fleet. The […]

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The Lords amendment went to the commons on 13th June and the Commons put in their own amendment which was agreed: this is the text. https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/lbill/2017-2019/0102/18102-I.pdf Peers nod through government-backed green Brexit amendment   The House of Lords has approved a government-backed amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill that would allow an ‘independent’ watchdog to take […]

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