The deal’s recognition of the part to be played by this measure is a tremendously important move forward in the battle against climate change.
These lobbyists have a Trojan Horse agenda: this debate has consequences for other animal materials including wool, leather and food production.
We fear the worst after Cummings’ departure, but Johnson must now make the best of it. That means a Cabinet shuffle.
The UK market for food and groceries is a massive prize for any country to be allowed greater access to it. We should not sell ourselves short.
Here are four actions that the Government could take to support communities to restore British species in their local areas.
The Government should be mulling some quick Brexit wins come the New Year – ways of using freedoms that we don’t have during implementation.
Such would be the effect of a well-intentioned but ill thought-out amendment to the Agriculture Bill that will come to the Commons tomorrow.
I, for one, see this new Commission as further evidence that the Government will take expert advice that benefits farmers and consumers.
This isn’t just a green issue: cruel animal exploitation is seriously increasing the risk of future diseases jumping the species gap.
ConservativeHome’s proprietor explains that his focus isn’t on trophy hunting per se – but rather on the raising of lions for killing.
Some of the solutions being proposed for UK trade talks would make it a pariah state in the WTO community.
There is precedent for using tariffs to reward those who meet higher standards, and major American producers would be on board.
We have a tremendous opportunity to lead the response, and we must not cede any ground to a newly energised anti-environment lobby.
People cannot simply be viewed as consumers or producers – there are other dimensions to policy, including the stewardship of the countryside.
The UK has an opportunity to play a leading role in shaping a new global agreement which reinvigorates conservation efforts.