The Conservatives were voted in on a platform to take decisive action on live exports. It’s time they delivered before it’s too late.
Scoring generously, we can say the Prime Minister has saved the nation from two policies of his own government. The other three seem only to have been internal proposals.
There is now a £56 billion investment programme to curb sewage, with discharges into bathing waters cut by 70 per cent by 2035.
We will break down barriers, improve skills, get more people into better-paying jobs, and ensure support reaches those that need it.
DEFRA should aim to produce, based on a representative sample of farms, estimates of the welfare status of each farmed animal in the UK.
Most of us can get used to dysfunction in the busy and familiar setting of our day-to-day lives. But a change of scene offers a different perspective.
To the extent the opposition parties have proposals, they offer wildly unrealistic timescales – and neglect to mention the huge increases in household bills they would necessitate.
William Gladstone once complained that the Liberals were washed from office by a “torrent of gin and beer”. Tory MPs fear they face a similar – if smellier – fate if the Government doesn’t get tough on the water companies.
We have introduced a legal target requiring tree canopy cover to reach 16.5 per cent of England’s land area by 2050. We are taking action for our woodlands through the landmark Environmental Improvement Plan.
Whether it is his thoughts on Bovine Tuberculous, planning policy, or the Soil Police, he is highlighting important issues that are facing the 11 million of us that live in the countryside.
The Prime Minister is not abandoning the trade agenda on the altar of the farming lobby, just proceeding with more caution
A sense of proportion and common sense is lacking with development rules concerning the environment. Ministers should accept responsibility.
This week, we sign the first Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an American state, with almost half of the 50 American states to follow.
The Government’s approach is unlikely to bring out the best from those upon whom it depends to get things done.