Were it not for the backstop, May’s deal would get over the line – with support from an overwhelming majority of Conservatives, including us.
Posts Tagged: Environment
Wilf Lytton: Ten years of the Climate Change Act. We need a new target to get net emissions down to zero.
The IPCC’s latest report removes any doubt that upholding the Paris Agreement is in the UK’s interests.
Helping others who are desperate to improve their lives is essential. Otherwise we will have more “no-go areas”.
Martin Parsons: The politically explosive small print in the Climate Change Committee’s report on sea defence
Destroying coastal barriers to “create a new habitat area” would mean leaving our seaside towns and villages to be flooded. People must come first.
We must look at the benefits that reusable nappies can offer, and promote greater awareness so that people can make an informed choice.
In certain respects, the UK’s leaving of the EU could reap animal welfare benefits on a scale hitherto unimaginable.
Clumsy bans are not the answer – but local rules do need to be adapted to cope with Uber, Deliveroo and Airbnb.
Robert Halfon: How the patronising metropolitan elites wrinkled up their noses at more money for potholes
Plus: Unsung Conservative heroes. The Centre for Rocket Studies. And: why do we need the traditional, three-year University course?
Laura Sandys: We should support the Heineken of decarbonisation – Carbon Capture reaches parts that other technologies can’t reach.
Britain has a proud environmental record. Here is another opportunity to lead the world.
The Chancellor has been fortunate that the public finances have improved substantially at a particularly convenient time.
Mark Stockwell: The plastics ban. It may go down well at middle-class dinner parties. But it won’t tackle the real environmental issues.
The Government should resist Defra’s enthusiasm for bans and emphasise public education, plus the enforcement of existing anti-littering laws, instead.
When you’re worried about your child’s school, politicians look remote when they sound more interested in acronym bingo on whether we should look more like Canada or Norway.
It will also boost our economy and allow businesses to create new, modern jobs in an exciting growth sector.
The last in a series of three extracts from a new book of essays from Conservative Friends of International Development and Save the Children.
We have demonstrated in government that, with rigorous dedication to competition and innovation, this conservative mission can be fulfilled.