This second piece in our mini-series assessing his performance at DEFRA argues that he has taken a few strong first steps – but that real results are needed.
Posts Tagged: CAP
They argue that even if May doesn’t deliver a clean outcome, the priority must be to ensure that the Article 50 timetable is met.
I took part in the first ever debate held in Parliament on soil. Solar panels line my office roof. Also I use a Somerset wicker basket instead of plastic bags.
To shut off consideration of realistic and achievable ways of supporting the Government’s Brexit objectives would be irresponsible.
Andrew Green: No, EFTA membership would not give us adequate control of immigration. There is a better way.
MigrationWatch has suggested that those EU migrants with skills in short supply should be able to come to the UK for a time-limited period after Brexit.
Brexit offers green opportunities, but it will also open a governance gap that must be filled.
James Cartlidge: We should consider joining EFTA – which would give us the brake on unskilled EU migration that we may need
If we are also out of CAP, CFP and direct ECJ jurisdiction, able to negotiate our own trade deals and in the Single Market, it might not be such a bad outcome after all.
Ideas for the Budget 2) Andrew Lilico: How Hammond can create sovereign wealth funds to invest in housing
Plus: the official measure of inflation should be changed; student funding requires reform; and the Chancellor must prepare for No Deal.
Christopher Howarth: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill is necessary – and ultimately uncontroversial
But don’t expect that to stop the commentariat, or the Opposition, trying to manufacture some kind of row, even if only for show.
Rebecca Pow: Managed decline isn’t enough – we must leave the environment in a better state than we found it
The Government has rightly become more ambitious – but there is still further to go.
Subsidies, tariffs or lowering standards are not the answer. There is a conservative solution.
In pitching to the environmental movement, Gove seeks allies in the forthcoming debate about farm subsidies
If wealthy landowners fight to retain their CAP subsidies, then support for reform from the green movement could come in handy.
“Leaving the EU gives us a once in a lifetime opportunity to reform…how we care for our land, our rivers and our seas.”
Nick Boles: Why Britain should transition to full Brexit over three years – leaving before the next election is due
A six-year move from referendum vote to full sovereignty, rather than a sudden ripping away of all ties, is surely what a successful departure looks like.
Also: Welsh Government want you to tell them how they can tax you into a better person; donor transparency for Ulster; and SNP shielded from EU fine by London.