Tory MPs call on PM to use EU farming subsidies to protect the environment

A total of 36 Conservative MPs are urging Theresa May to shift billions of pounds of post-Brexit farm subsidies towards protecting the environment. Through the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), UK farmers receive £3 billion annually. In a letter, the Tory MPs are calling on the Prime Minister to “take advantage of the repatriation of CAP by shifting […]

Fancy a frack for cash?

People who live near sites used for shale gas exploration could be allowed to receive cash payments so they can benefit from the developments. Prime Minister Theresa May is launching a consultation on the Shale Wealth Fund to include the option of money being paid directly to local residents in host areas. The fund, announced in the […]

Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom makes PM bid

Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom has launched her bid to be the next UK Prime Minister. In a buoyant speech today, she promised to build a society based on “aspiration, tolerance and hope”. The Tory leadership contender added citizens of other EU countries living in the UK cannot be “bargaining chips” in Brexit negotiations and government […]

WWF and RSPB call to remain in EU to protect environment

Two charities in the UK have joined forces with Prime Minister David Cameron to urge people to protect their environment by voting to remain in the EU. WWF and RSPB said the UK’s membership in the EU has had a positive impact on the country’s environment, ranging from protecting wildlife and preserving species to improving […]

UK-US nuclear waste deal ‘to help fight cancer’

The UK will ship 700kg of excess nuclear waste to the US in a deal expected to help fight cancer. Prime Minister David Cameron will make the announcement at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington later today. The excess Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) will be transferred from the Dounreay nuclear site on the north coast […]

Editorial – Dave’s Euro gamble c’est n’est pas bon?

So this morning Dave did it. Something the polls would say the vast majority want, offer the public a referendum on the UK’s continuing membership of the EU. In what many say could be the defining moment of his premiership DC pledged to give us disgruntled europhobic moaners a chance to bail out should the […]

‘We can only see a year ahead’, fret renewable investors

Businesses and investors in the renewable sector fear they can only see a year ahead because of confusing policy signals over key subsidies. More than 200 investors, solar and wind power firms, charities and trade unions have signed a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg asking them to ensure […]