Downing Street in its new incarnation will value his ability to build bridges with a Parliamentary Party still reeling from the shock election result.
Posts Tagged: Defra
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.
The final article in the author’s five-piece series on how Britain must prepare for March 31 2019 – and has less than 600 days to get it right.
The Article 50 clock is ticking – their departments must waste no more time in preparing the agricultural sector for the challenges and opportunities posed by global trade.
The ban on petrol and diesel cars by 2040 sends a good long-term signal, but we need tougher measures to address the short-term damage.
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.”
Zac Goldsmith: Why I seek to become Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee
Brexit brings unique challenges and opportunities. And my background in campaigning on environmental issues equips me for the job.
Sean O’Callaghan: Puffed-up, bewildered, pampered second-raters. The elites that nearly let an extremist into Downing Street.
There is only one priority: keep the Stalinists, trots, Islamist fellow-travellers, gender and feminist lunatics and, yes, the young deluded idealists out of power.
Our departure from the EU is an opportunity to emerge from a period of great national change stronger and more prosperous than ever before.
Hammering out a “Son of CAP” has its challenges, but they are more technical than political – and can be resolved.
Richard Ali: Environmental payments. A safety net. And a sovereign fund. How to build a post-Brexit future for farming.
Get policy right, and our farmers and growers can, and will, innovate and seize the opportunities that change will undoubtedly bring.
It’s possible to accept all the arguments suggesting that it’s sensible for us to do so – but still feel morally queasy.
James Cartlidge: The devastating truth at the heart of the NICs row. We’re palming difficult decisions off on the next generation.
We may be rowing back to defend one promise. But another more fundamental promise to the future is actually at stake.