Brexit agreement sets out green safeguards

The UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU - and its future environmental standards - have been thrown into doubt after a day of political drama in London

The UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU - and its future environmental standards - have been thrown into doubt after a day of political drama in London.

On Wednesday evening, prime minister Theresa May’s cabinet approved a withdrawal agreement between UK and European Commission negotiators. But by Thursday, half a dozen ministers had resigned, including Brexit secretary Dominic Raab.

The withdrawal agreement and political declaration would commit the UK to upholding environmental standards during the Brexit transition period and maintaining a “level playing field” in a future trade agreement.

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