Government ‘spinning’ High Court air quality defeat, says Labour

The prime minister has been accused by Labour of spinning the government’s High Court defeat on air quality as a victory, as ministers confirmed they would not contest the judgment

Theresa May at the dispatch box
Theresa May said the High Court had ruled mostly in favour of the government. Photograph:

Labour has claimed that prime minister Theresa May misled the Commons over the government’s High Court defeat on air quality, as ministers confirmed that they will not appeal the ruling.

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