Will divergence in the UK have a ‘chilling effect’ on environmental standards?

There was a joke that used to crop up when discussing the waste policies of the Senedd, Holyrood and Westminster. It went something like this: Wales’s approach is evidence-based and forward-looking; Scotland’s approach is to do nothing England is doing and everything England is not doing; and England’s approach is … to do nothing.

by David Burrows
Divergence within the UK could drive down green standards, worry campaigners. Photograph: Nuwan/Getty Images
Divergence within the UK could drive down green standards, worry campaigners. Photograph: Nuwan/Getty Images

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