Tag Archives: Ed Davey

Mixed reception for new DEFRA secretary Michael Gove

Michael Gove has been appointed as secretary of state at DEFRA, prompting major concerns amongst environmental campaigners and opposition MPs. In a surprise return to the front bench, Gove will take the lead on pressing issues such as air pollution, the reform of agricultural subsidies post-Brexit and food waste. Not to mention longer term challenges…
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Cameron reshuffles Conservative cabinet

DAVID CAMERON has announced his biggest reshuffle in the conservative office which sees Elizabeth Truss take over as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from Owen Patterson.                     The prime minister has made way for a more female and state-educated top team as…
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The political print

IT’S BEEN four years since the coalition promised to become the “greenest government ever”.                      Hindsight is a wonderful thing and a lot has changed. It has gone from that statement of intent to reports of wanting to “cut the green crap” (cue tax breaks for polluting…
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Up to us to make UK the greenest ever

ANNUS HORRIBILIS is how George Monbiot, the environment writer, described 2012 in his first column of 2013. It was, he explained in the Guardian, the year we did our best to abandon the natural world.                           “In the UK in 2012, the vandals…
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