We should make tariff reductions conditional on meeting standards of food safety, animal welfare and environmental protection which are as good as our own.
When the UK claims to be reducing its greenhouse gas emissions it is often simply offshoring them.
Many of these matters can only be made on the basis of imperfect information. The advantage of the elected official making the ultimate decision is one of accountability.
People feel very passionate about their towns. They do not get so excited about their County.
It may be necessary, given the Coronavirus, and could even work. But Britain has a long, long record of state spending failing to turbo-charge growth.
Our priorities were: tackling global climate change, solving Grand Challenges and making the UK the best place in the world to work and to grow a business.
They don’t believe that the Government’s moratorium on it is justified by the evidence about safety.
These results are moderately encouraging for Boris Johnson and his team as they head towards this autumn’s COP26 summit in Glasgow.
Our sense is that Conservative MPs will be very roughly where our panel is – although we have to admit that we’ve no evidence for that.
On biodiversity, climate change, and the illegal wildlife trade, the UK and her Overseas Territories can play a crucial role.
If governments are going to keep signing up to ‘legally-binding targets’, this sort of thing will continue to happen. Legislative indolence is the root of judicial power.
Enough daydreaming about unfeasible and unfunded alternatives on islands in the estuary; enough dithering and delay.
Exciting developments in new technology, carbon credits and alternative fuel sources make the goal achievable.
Plus: More Ronseal, please. And: If the Treasury wants to flick multiple V-signs at blue collar voters, it will put up fuel duty.
Eustice should start by creating an ‘Office for Natural Statistics’, to sit within DEFRA and co-ordinate data collection in a way never done before.