Environment secretary Michael Gove has announced plans for a “distinguished” lawyer to lead a shadow watchdog to oversee environmental protection in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Speaking in front of the EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee last week, Gove was asked by the Lords asked about plans for the regulatory gap that would be […]

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The EU has confirmed it wants a short-term arrangement with the UK on fishing quotas in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Karmenu Vella, the European commissioner for fisheries and maritime affairs, said he wanted to see that “the EU and the UK would decide to continue to give access to each other’s waters”. Otherwise, “the […]

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Michael Gove & Therese Coffey appeared before the Environment Audit Committee and their responses covered the new Environment Bill and also plans in the event of a Brexit no-deal. No surprises that in Gove’s own words these plans are ‘suboptimal’. Civil Service World ‘Environment secretary Michael Gove has admitted that the arrangements in place for […]

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