Category Archives: George Eustice

George Eustice clueless on impacts of Brexit on laws protecting UK wildlife

Farm Minister, former UKIP parliamentary candidate and Brexiter (Brexiteer? Brexetier?) George Eustice today displayed a continuing failure to have absorbed anything useful during his now considerable time at the Department allegedly for the Environment, Defra. Speaking to the Guardian he … Continue reading

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Farm minister George Eustice reveals more of his vision for post-Brexit farm subsidies

Farmers Guardian asked five experts from farming and the environment what they would like to see farm subsidies supporting in 2020, whether the UK stays in the EU or not. Well I say experts, two of them were current or … Continue reading

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Farm Minister Eustice speaks on Farmers for Britain platform.

Yesterday Farm minister George Eustice spoke again about what a UK farming policy might look like, post-Brexit – at the launch of Farmers for Britain. One has to assume that Eustice is right behind FFB, if he is willing to … Continue reading

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Farm Subsidies after Brexit – the first hints from Farm Minister Eustice

We’ve had a first hint from the Brexit side, as to what support farming would receive if the UK left the EU. This from Farmers Weekly” First details have emerged of a plan for British agriculture if the UK leaves … Continue reading

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My tuppence worth on the EU Referendum – and a poll

The big news for the Environment in 2016 is that, as a result of the divisions within the political right in England, we are being forced to vote on whether we want to stay in the European Union in a … Continue reading

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Panic Ploughing

The BBC revealed yesterday that grasslands had been ploughed up, thanks to the European Commission’s Common Agricultural Policy proposals on “greening” – oh, the irony  – to protect grasslands from being ploughed up.The EC had made the fatal mistake of … Continue reading

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Paterson: Badgers ate my credibility

  By BadgerHero (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons “It woz the badgers wot dunnit ossifer, honest.” It’s embarrassing isn’t it, when a Cabinet Minister appears on national TV and makes such crass statements. Owen Paterson … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Benyon

So Richard Benyon, Biodiversity and Fisheries Minister, has gone. One of the innocents sent for sacrificial slaughter yesterday in the first reshuffle run almost completely on Twitter. Benyon had done nothing wrong, he was just too old and too rich. … Continue reading

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