Watchdog blasts thinktank for Rees-Mogg-backed report that advocated slashed green safeguards

A proposal advocating that the UK abandon regulatory alignment with the EU on environment protections, backed by Tory backbenchers Jacob Rees-Mogg and Boris Johnson, has been slammed by the Charity Commission for its lack of balance and neutrality

Jacob Rees-Mogg
Jacob Rees-Mogg

A proposal advocating that the UK abandon regulatory alignment with the EU on environment protections, backed by Tory backbenchers Jacob Rees-Mogg and Boris Johnson, has been slammed by the Charity Commission for its lack of balance and neutrality.

The watchdog told the controversial free market thinktank the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), which authored the report, to withdraw the proposal from its website and to stop promoting it because it “overstepped the line of what is permissible charity activity”.

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