Gove warned off Canada-style trade agreement

Any Canada-style trade deal would be a disaster for the environment, Greener UK has warned in a letter to Michael Gove.

The coalition of 13 environmental organisations, whose members include the RSPB, ClientEarth, the WWT and the Green Alliance, believe the the prime minister should resist any pivot towards a Canada-style deal that could lower standards and reduce co-operation with the EU.

Shaun Spiers, chairman of the Greener UK coalition wrote in The Times that there was a “real danger that the UK will leave the EU without a deal or consciously pivot towards countries with lower environmental standards.”

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