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Press release: Joint statement on behalf of Prime Minister May and President Juncker

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Their discussions covered:

  • which guarantees could be given with regard to the backstop that underline once again its temporary nature and give the appropriate legal assurance to both sides. Both reconfirmed their commitment to avoiding a hard border on the island of...Read More »

Speech: I don’t want you to panic

Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency
Climate Action Society, University College London, Wednesday 20 February 2019

Good evening.

“I want you to panic.”

This simple message came from 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg.

It caught the world’s attention.

It ignited Friday’s schools climate strike.

And – in a world where people talk about...Read More »


People seeking asylum should have the right to work

Today I’m supporting a Private Members’ bill to give people seeking asylum the right to work.

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New measures to help tackle waste crime come into force

Under the waste duty of care, householders are required to ensure that waste produced on their property is transferred to an authorised person for disposal and can be prosecuted if they do not. However, taking someone to court is not always the most appropriate response for this type of...Read More »


Press release: Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during January 2019

During January, there were six new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port.

  1. In response to one of the recommendations of Lord Donaldson’s inquiry into the prevention of pollution from merchant shipping, and in compliance with the EU Directive on Port State Control (2009/16/EC as amended), the...Read More »


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