Do Boris Johnson’s new Spads want to slash environmental protections?

A slow, steady stream of fresh-faced libertarians is snaking its way into the halls of power. Young, smart and ambitious, a notable number of the new generation of special advisers (Spads) hail from free market thinktanks, which begs the question: Will they stoke the already strong urge that exists in the Cabinet to strip away green tape?

by Jocelyn Timperley
Johnson's new Cabinet contains some prominent fans of deregulation. Photograph: Aaron Chown/WPA Pool/Getty Images
Johnson's new Cabinet contains some prominent fans of deregulation. Photograph: Aaron Chown/WPA Pool/Getty Images

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