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Just when we breathed a sigh of relief that the lettuce had won the battle of shelf-life with Truss, we find that a Bill originally sponsored by arch-Brexiteer, Jacob Rees-Mogg, is being rushed through Parliament, and is set to ‘double down’ on the economic and societal damage already inflicted on this country by Brexit. 
IoD and unions among groups writing to government, saying move would cause business chaos, harm rights and threaten environment.
Leading British business groups and unions have called on Rishi Sunak to delay post-Brexit plans to shred all retained EU laws by 2023.
Legal experts say bill is badly designed and ‘undemocratic’. / Opposition parties will next week try to delay government plans for a bonfire of nearly 4,000 EU laws and key workers’ rights from the UK’s statute books after Brexit.
Ellie Newis reviews two of the flagship free trade agreements that were supposed to reignite the UK economy.
HOLYROOD has been urged to withhold consent to the UK Government's so-called Brexit freedoms bill. / The plans to scrap at least 2,400 laws carried over from the UK’s 47-year membership of the EU have proved controversial.
Londoners’ lives are being put at risk by the Government’s bungled post-Brexit targets to tackle toxic air, a watchdog warned on Tuesday.
Controversial Tory bill set to inflict further damage on businesses, with no clues yet about incoming legislation.
A bill to remove EU-derived laws that include 570 environmental regulations will cause serious ecological harm, charities and MPs have warned.
Laws that could disappear include ban on animal testing, workers’ rights and environmental protections.
One of the supposed ‘benefits’ of Brexit was the ‘bonfire of Brussels red-tape‘ which was promised by libertarian Brexiteers. Two weeks into the administration of Liz Truss, the new government announced that they were planning to revoke 570 environmental laws which, in order to continue environmental protections, were rolled over from EU law after Brexit.
The former Green Party co-leader argued the new bill launches "an attack on nature like we've never seen before".
‘Every parent wants their children to grow up in a healthy environment with clean water, fresh air and thriving natural wonders. Being part of the EU helps protect these precious resources and spaces.’
Threshold for exemption from regulations lifted from 50 to 500 workers – and to include EU ‘retained law’.
The government’s “Brexit freedoms bill” could see all legal protections from pesticides abolished, wildlife campaigners have warned, putting insects, wildlife and human health in danger.
The director general of the National Trust said that investment zones ‘represent a free-for-all for nature and heritage’.
Government’s plan to ‘streamline’ environmental regulations could put dormice, porpoises and bats under threat.
Business secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg’s new Brexit Freedoms Bill claims replacing or repealing all retained EU laws will bring unfettered growth. It’s dangerous and untrue.
Campaigners say revoking of post-Brexit protections amounts to legislative vandalism. / Hundreds of Britain’s environmental laws covering water quality, sewage pollution, clean air, habitat protections and the use of pesticides are lined up for removal from UK law under a government bill.
Promises that exiting the EU would leave the UK better placed to protect the environment lie in tatters.
Brussels official says UK has ‘non-regression obligation’ to protect waters as part of trade deal.
However, there are fears these breeding programmes designed to save critically endangered species could now be jeopardised by Brexit. / Zoos in Kent say they are being prevented from transferring animals because of red tape.
A resurfaced Parliament clip from 2019 shows the moment Theresa May confirms to Zac Goldsmith that Brexit won't cause environmental standards in the UK to slip.
"You have to blame the government for this whole sorry mess. The industry is out of control and it's our rivers and beaches that are picking up the tab for that profiteering."