Yorkshire Regional Seminar - Change of date

Unfortunately due to the upcoming General Election we are postponing the 9th of December 2019 Yorkshire Regional Seminar to next year. We will be in touch with a new date and location in due course

Theresa Villiers appointed Environment Secretary

The Guardian reports on the appointment of Boris Johnson’s new Environment Secretary, Theresa Villiers

The paper argues that Villiers has a ‘weak’ track record on the environment and is ‘strong’ on free trade. Previous Environment Secretary Michael Gove was praised for a ‘genuine’ commitment to environmental standards.

It notes that because Gove remains in cabinet as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster with a role in Brexit negotiations, there is still a chance that he may weld some influence on the negotiations regarding food and farming standards.

Full article:

The Guardian - This hard-Brexit cabinet could spell disaster for British farmers

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