Brave newt world: What does Boris Johnson have planned for species protections?

Overall, it was a speech big on bombast and light on new announcements. However, there were sections of prime minister Boris Johnson’s ‘build, build, build’ speech that gave environmentalists reason for concern.

by Adam Branson
Newts are responsible for development delays, according to the prime minister, a view not shared by the conservation world. Photograph: Paul Starosta/Getty Images
Newts are responsible for development delays, according to the prime minister, a view not shared by the conservation world. Photograph: Paul Starosta/Getty Images

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