Theresa May backs vote on adopting EU green standards

Parliament could vote to accept new EU environmental protections after Brexit, prime minister Theresa May has said, in an offer intended to build parliamentary consensus on striking a deal with Brussels

A hearing, brought by 10 parties against the secretary of state for transport Chris Grayling, will judge if parliament will have to reconsider the airports national policy statement (NPS). The controversial document, which allows for the construction of a third runway to the north of the existing two, was approved last year.

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