Why Brexit risks trashing the UK’s green protections

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become the next prime minister, has promised that the UK will leave the EU by 31 October, “do or die”. And while he has tempered his enthusiasm for leaving without a deal, saying the odds of crashing out were “a million-to-one against”, he has pointedly refused to rule it out.

by Simon Pickstone
Climate protesters appearing at a 'mass lobby' of parliament organised by Greener UK and the Climate Coalition. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images
Climate protesters appearing at a 'mass lobby' of parliament organised by Greener UK and the Climate Coalition. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

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