10 key things that happened this week

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week: DEFRA raids Environment Agency and Natural England for staff to work on Brexit, Treasury threatens to block legally binding environment targets, DEFRA silent on replacing environment laws, Brexit plans for REACH ‘unworkable’, Judicial review of coal mine secured...

Michael Gove
Mr Gove has been plundering DEFRA's arms-length bodies for staff to work on Brexit

EA given 24 hours to transfer 75 staff to DEFRA to work on Brexit

Managers at the Environment Agency (EA) were given 24 hours to provide the names of 75 staff to be transferred to DEFRA in order to work on Brexit preparations.

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