• My post-Brexit environment watchdog beef up motion rejected by Devon County Council

    9th October 2018 | News | Claire
  • Currently, strong EU legislation exists which means that companies and government will be breaking the law if they engage in such activities.

    Unfortunately, one of the many downsides of leaving the EU is that these strict laws will lost once we Brexit.

    Devon County Council’s cabinet had previously recommended that the spirit of my motion be endorsed, which is not the same as actually acting on it.

    The Conservative councillors all supported this recommendation last Thursday.

    I have no idea why Conservatives, whose name appears to mean some kind of protection, seem to not give a fig about protecting our planet, which as we heard yesterday (and have had for many years) is in serious peril.

    It reminds me of that Joney MItchell Song… Big Yellow Taxi…  and of the Oscar Wilde quote:  “They know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.”

    All we can do is keep on keeping on.

    Here’s the background.


    Pic:  Addressing full council last week.