Brexit Briefing: Weekly Media Summary – 2 March 2018


Brexit Briefing - Weekly Summary

This Friday’s edition of the Brexit Briefing is part of the series of posts to highlight articles published in the media covering Brexit from an environmental perspective.

The articles are presented in chronological order with the most recent articles first. They are not presented in any specific order of importance & are provided as a selected sample of news articles to promote understanding of the key environmental issues as they develop during the Brexit process.

The selected articles from this past week, which saw Jeremy Corbyn’s long-awaited Brexit speech on Monday spells trouble for Prime Minister Theresa May, the EU publishes its draft Withdrawal Agreement & Theresa May sets out her UK “tests” for Brexit Deal, are:

Theresa May urges Britain to ‘come back together’ (The Guardian, 2 March 2018)

May to set out UK ‘tests’ for Brexit deal (BBC News, 2 March 2018)

Ian Blackford accuses Westminster of behaving like “Big Brother” on Brexit Bill (The Herald, 1 March 2018)

Tony Blair: EU reform can change UK minds on Brexit (BBC News, 1 March 2018)

EU Balks at Britain’s Vision of Frictionless Trade (WSJ, 1 March 2018)

Donald Tusk asks UK for ‘better’ Northern Ireland idea (BBC News, 1 March 2018)

Brexit Talks in Peril After May Rejects EU Draft Deal (Bloomberg, 28 February 2018)

Sir John Major: Give MPs a free vote on Brexit deal (BBC News, 28 February 2018)

Prime Minister’s Questions: The key bits and the verdict (BBC News, 28 February 2018)

Post-Brexit farm payments to be used to help the environment (InsideEcology, 27 February 2018)

Nicola Sturgeon rejects offer in Brexit devolution row (BBC News, 27 February 2018)

David Lidington to promise “a very big change” to the EU withdrawal bill (Holyrood, 26 February 2018)

EU Stokes Brexit Tensions With 100-Page Draft Exit Deal (Bloomberg, 26 February 2018)

Corbyn’s Shifting Customs Union Stance Spells Danger for May (Bloomberg, 26 February 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn unveils plan to use Brexit for nationalisation agenda (CityAM, 26 February 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn backs permanent customs union after Brexit (BBC News, 26 February 2018)

“A new UK-EU customs union” – Corbyn’s full speech on Brexit (LabourList, 26 February 2018)

‘SNP’s demands put Brexit trade and future of UK at risk’ (The Scotsman, 26 February 2018)

Donald Tusk: UK Brexit plans ‘pure illusion’ (BBC News, 23 February 2018)

Gove mocked by EU after claiming Brexit makes it easier to ban plastic straws (BT, 23 February 2018)

Boris under fire over ethics (23 February 2018, LondonLovesBusiness, 23 February 2018)

Gove says May’s Brexit meeting ‘agreed on the way forward’ (Reuters, 23 February 2018)

Brexit: EU leaders debate financial impact of UK’s departure (BBC News, 23 February 2018)

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