Filth spewing into a picturesque stretch of U.K. coastline is far from the image of post-Brexit Britain that Boris Johnson wants to portray.
Zac Goldsmith’s claims that Brexit could help the environment have been utterly demolished this week.
As sewage pours into the sea along England’s south coast, eagle-eyed commentators are flashing back to environment minister Zac Goldsmith that environmental regulations wouldn’t be weakened after Brexit.
IN September 2019, the UK Government made public its list of “reasonable worst case assumptions” in the wake of a no-deal Brexit.
Reckless cuts and the impact of Brexit have left rivers dangerously polluted.
Wastewater plants in England offered waiver because of impact of lorry driver crisis.
The supply chain crisis has sparked a relaxation of rules on dumping waste water.
Government says polluters can dump raw sewage into rivers as Brexit disrupts water treatment 07/09/2021
Supply chain disruption leading to fears of water treatment chemical shortage.
Rules on waste water discharge eased due to supply shortages linked to Brexit and pandemic 07/09/2021
Waste water plants have been told they may be allowed to discharge effluent that has not been properly treated due to chemical shortages caused by Brexit and the pandemic.
Brexit’s dirty legacy just got dirtier 07/09/2021
Our sister publication, Sussex Bylines, has been publishing a series of eye-opening articles – “Toxic Shock“ on the dirty practices of Southern Water. The same appalling abuses and breaches of regulation are occurring right across the country. Readers have been horrified to learn that it is cheaper for these companies to pollute and pay the fines than to address the causes of the problem.
Instead of protecting the natural world, the proposed Office for Environmental Protection ‘could undermine the rule of law’, and lead to worse damage than under EU, lawyers say
Express goes bananas over EU 03/06/2016
The staunchly eurosceptic Daily Express has published a listicle about the “amazing things we get back if we leave EU”. / “From powerful vacuums to straight banana’s (sic), here are all the things we’ll get back if we vote out,” the paper says. / The piece has been getting widely shared online. But does it pass the FactCheck test?
Scale of aid cut emerges in leaked FCDO memo, prompting experts to describe it as ‘a national shame’
Many of Britain’s waters are Class B, meaning its molluscs are banned – but industry says it’s the system that is failing them, not the water.
It has been another gloomy week on the sunlit uplands of sovereign Britain, as a senior minister accused the EU of seeking “petty revenge” – and then hinted that the government might ban imports of European mineral water and seed potatoes.
'Yet a no deal outcome would still have profound implications for the uK. as we analyse in what follows, from trade to connectivity to foreign policy to cooperation in policing, a failure to strike an agreement with the eu will impact on us in numerous ways.'
A leaked "reasonable worst-case scenario" document paints a stark picture about the impact of a no-deal situation while coronavirus pandemic continues.
Downing Street plays down prospect of food and water shortages in worst-case coronavirus and no-deal Brexit scenario 24/08/2020
Downing Street has played down the prospect of food and water shortages this winter if a no-deal Brexit coincides with a second wave of coronavirus.
Demands for prime minister to reveal if dangers listed in ‘no-deal readiness report’ last autumn are still real – and whether they have grown because of pandemic.
A review of evidence about opportunities, challenges and risks to the North East economy and its key sectors with recommendations for action.
Operation Yellowhammer: Government no-deal Brexit documents warn of food shortages and riots 11/09/2019
Ministers have been forced to publish details of concerns about public disorder and disruption to medicine and fuel supplies.
Accusations come as PM is set to meet Irish taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin.