Chris Southworth, the director of the International Chamber of Commerce, speaking on the Farming Today programme, when asked if the UK-New Zealand trade deal left British farmers at a disadvantage compared to EU farmers, agrees the new UK / NZ trade deal is potentially damaging to UK food and farming interests.
The Environmental Agency is awarding star ratings for water company performance ratings. Southern Water is only one star (the worst category) and Thames Water is just two star.
The agency said water firms’ performance had declined to the worst seen in years.
Although this report doesn’t mention Brexit, it cannot be a coincidence that the absence of EU standards and obligations has allowed the companies to behave irresponsibly. They obviously aren’t frightened of the UK regulations or penalties!
The outgoing director of the Edinburgh International festival has called for the UK’s visa and exports rules to be greatly simplified to allow musicians and artists to travel overseas far more smoothly
Fergus Linehan, said the UK’s post-Brexit visa rules had been a “disaster” for the arts and for artists by stifling collaboration and travel.
Just another business suffering from Brexit!
said the UK’s post-Brexit visa rules had been a “disaster” for the arts and for artists by stifling collaboration and making it harder for British artists to tour abroad.
Writing letters to your MP is never a waste of time it seems!
In his resignation statement James Sunderland has said
“I have today resigned as Parliamentary Private Secretary to DEFRA. I would like to thank everyone who has taken the trouble to share their views with me in recent months. I continue to serve the people of Bracknell, Crowthorne, Finchampstead, Sandhurst and Wokingham Without to the best of my ability.”