BREXIT poses an unprecedented threat to the environment, Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley claimed as he launched the party’s local election campaign yesterday.
He said Britain’s exit from the EU risks triggering an “assault” on environmental rules and regulations because Westminster has “admitted” that it would not transfer a third of the protections to domestic law.
He told supporters in Worcester that the Greens were the only party opposing “extreme Brexit” and cuts to local services.
“We are about to embark upon on an extreme Brexit for which there is no mandate,” he said.
“As part of that we will see an assault on our environmental protections — the environmental protections we’ve enjoyed and that we thought our children would enjoy.”
Mr Bartley also said co-leader Caroline Lucas would be introducing a new environmental protection Bill in a bid to safeguard current rules.