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Brexit: Boris Johnson moves to scrap environment safeguards to get deal with Trump

independent.co.uk

Boris Johnson is scrapping a commitment by Theresa May to stick to EU rules on the environment, safety standards and workers’ rights – to raise his chances of getting a trade agreement with Donald Trump .The “level playing field”, included in the Brexit deal negotiated by the former prime minister, was a commitment to abide by rules similar to the EU’s in exchange for market access.But right-wingers in Mr Johnson’s new cabinet want the commitments downgraded to give the UK more flexibility to lower its standards for American goods. extras.EU officials say that British negotiators are particularly keen to jettison EU restrictions on genetically modified foods – a key demand of American trade ...

Trawler 14 times the size of UK fishing boats is plundering fish from British waters before Brexit

telegraph.co.uk

Trawler 14 times the size of UK fishing boats is plundering fish from British waters before Brexit Save Save The world's second largest factory fishing trawler, the Lithuanian FV Margiris, which has been spotted off the south coast of England Credit: PA East Sussex A super trawler 14 times the size of UK fishing boats is plundering thousands of tonnes of fish from British waters before Brexit, when the Government will be able to kick the vessel out. The 6,200 tonne Lithuanian-registered Margiris vessel was boarded by Government officials on Wednesday and found to be operating legally under European laws. However, environmentalists fear it could be endangering short beaked common dolphins and...

Grenfell Tower report to be released a day before Brexit deadline | UK news | The Guardian

theguardian.com

Conclusions of public inquiry into fire that claimed 72 lives published on 30 October...