Could the UK be heading for a ‘dirty Brexit’?

‘Hard Brexit’ supporters have set out an alternative vision to the government’s proposals for a future relationship with the EU. But does it come at the cost of green protections? Simon Pickstone investigates

Jacob Rees-Mogg
Jacob Rees-Mogg is among the high-profile Conservative MPs to back deregulating parts of the UK economy after Brexit

The government’s proposals for a post-Brexit agreement with the EU are on increasingly shaky ground. The agreement reached by ministers at the now infamous Chequers meeting in July has been roundly rejected by European leaders and faces a barrage of criticism at home. And in recent weeks, supporters of a hard Brexit have produced a much clearer image of what they want from a post-Brexit regulatory regime through a series of public statements and reports.

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