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Food industry warns Gove on Brexit ‘crisis’

Image copyright Getty Images The UK food industry has threatened to stop co-operating with government policy consultations, saying it is busy trying to stave off the “catastrophic impact” of a no-deal Brexit. The warning came in a letter to Environment Secretary Michael Gove from more than 30 business leaders. They said it looked “ever more the likeliest outcome” that the UK would leave the EU without an agreement. They added that it was a “moment of potential crisis” for their industry. Those signing the letter included the heads of the…

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No confidence motion: Gove and Watson ahead of vote

Theresa May’s government has narrowly survived a vote of no confidence amid division over its Brexit policy. Ahead of the vote, Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson wound up the debate on behalf of Labour saying she was a prime minister “with no authority and no plan B.” Meanwhile Environment Secretary, Michael Gove attacked Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, saying “he will not stand up for this country”. Live updates here Source link

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Brexit deal provides certainty, Gove to tell farmers

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May’s Brexit deal gives farmers certainty about the future, Environment Secretary Michael Gove will say. In a speech to the Oxford Farming Conference, Mr Gove will argue the agreement struck last year will ensure a smooth transition period for agriculture after the UK leaves the EU. He will also say Brexit will provide farmers with a “world of opportunity”. Mr Gove will pledge investment in robotics, artificial intelligence and other innovation, to boost yields. In his speech, the environment secretary will promise to “continue to…

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Brexit: Show us Ireland border advice, says Gove

Image copyright PA The government is facing calls to reveal legal advice on how a post-Brexit plan for Northern Ireland’s border could work. Environment Secretary Michael Gove wants cabinet ministers to see the full details of the so-called “backstop” that would prevent a hard border. And Northern Ireland’s DUP – which supports the government in key votes – wants it released in full. The border is proving the main sticking point in reaching a Brexit deal. A plan for presenting a Brexit deal? Ministers ‘want EU deal by end of…

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Michael Gove: I wanted ‘different feel’ to Vote Leave campaign

Image copyright Reuters Michael Gove has distanced himself from some of the arguments he made during the Brexit referendum, including claims over levels of Turkish immigration. The Leave campaign was criticised at the time for suggesting Turkey may join the EU by 2020 and up to 5.2m more migrants could come to the UK by 2030. In a new book, Mr Gove says it “did not get everything absolutely right”. “If it had been left entirely to me, the Leave campaign would have had a slightly different feel,” he admits.…

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Brexit: Michael Gove urges Tories to back Theresa May’s plan

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Be generous or we’ll walk away’ – Gove’s warning to EU Michael Gove has urged Tory MPs to back a compromise Brexit plan as the best chance of a “proper” exit from the EU. He told the BBC it was not all he hoped for, but said he was a “realist” and dismissed claims it would leave the UK as a “vassal state”. But he warned the EU had to be more generous or the UK would have no option than to…

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‘Livid’ Michael Gove rips up EU customs partnership report

Image copyright REUTERS/Simon Dawson Image caption Brexiteer Michael Gove objects to the customs partnership favoured by Theresa May Environment Secretary Michael Gove physically ripped up a report on Theresa May’s preferred option for a new customs partnership with the EU. He was said to have been “livid” as he felt the government document wrongly suggested his Brexit working group had agreed the plan was viable. According to Mr Gove’s spokesman, he felt it downplayed his objections to the proposed customs relationship. It comes amid cabinet splits over the future shape…

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England could have new national parks in Gove review

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dartmoor, in Devon, is one of England’s 10 existing national parks England could get more national parks after Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced he is launching a review into the country’s natural landscapes. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Gove said “the time is right” for a review, nearly 70 years on from the creation of the first national areas. It will consider whether to expand England’s network of parks as well as areas of outstanding natural beauty. England has 10 existing national parks…

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England could get new national parks as Gove launches review

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dartmoor, in Devon, is one of England’s 10 existing national parks England could get more national parks after Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced he is launching a review into the country’s natural landscapes. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Gove said “the time is right” for a review, nearly 70 years on from the creation of the first national areas. It will consider whether to expand England’s network of parks as well as areas of outstanding natural beauty. England has 10 existing national parks…

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