Tories accused of using Brexit for environmental deregulation

Opposition politicians have slammed the Conservative Party's green record in the run-up to the general election, warning that it would use Brexit to water down environmental rules

The Greener UK hustings was organised by a group of 13 environmetnal organisations. Photograph: Green AllianceLabour has accused the Conservative government of using Brexit as a "vehicle for deregulation” as the two parties vie for control of who will lead the country out of the EU.

Speaking at a hustings event on 30 May, which was organised by a group of 13 environmental organisations, Barry Gardiner, Labour’s shadow trade secretary, warned that environmental regulations could suffer from a “Tory deregulation agenda”.

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