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  • Article: Sep 9, 2021

    Talk of a reshuffle got Alistair Campbell (Tony Blair's spokesman when he was PM) proposing a new Cabinet selected on ability rather than having voted for Brexit. Sobering read.

    Boris Johnson chairs a socially-distanced Cabinet meeting at the foreign office last November. Photo: Eddie Mulholland - WPA Pool/Getty Images
  • Article: Jun 29, 2021

    The effects of Brexit are on a slow fuse but some trends are now becoming clear.

    Our trade with the EU has fallen by a fifth in the first 3 months of 2021.

    Cumulatively exports of services are now more than £100 billion below what pre-Brexit forecasts anticipated.

    Farmers are losing 25% of their basic grant this year.

  • Article: May 27, 2021

    I believe the new Environment Bill going through Parliament will fail to protect British nature and our beautiful landscapes.

    We already live in one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world. Just 14% of our waterways are in good condition. Over 40% of our native species are in decline.

    This is an embarrassment. We're failing to get our own house in order.while pushing for nature-based solutions in the run-up to both COP26 and the Convention on Biological Diversity,