Stronger United-Stronger UK@United Europe: Remain & Transform!

The great crisis around the bend

No field will be more affected by Britain leaving the European Union than that of protection of our natural environment - and this for three reasons.

  • First, protection of the environment is the ultimate case of urgent need for international cooperation at both continental and global levels. No country can protect its environment effectively without the full cooperation and support of its neighbours both close and further afield. Common standards, benchmarks, regulations, monitoring and enforcement procedures are essential to ensure that our environment is protected in a sustainable an resilient manner and that our environmental footprint is kept to a minimum.
  • Second, the European Union has been particularly effective in developing this field of action and has persuaded its member states to develop and implement some of the more stringent environmental protection measures in the world.
  • Third, current and past British Tory governments have demonstrated less than an enthusiastic approach towards the sphere of environmental protection. They have protected the needs of industry and manufacturing lobbies by watering down any regulations limiting their activities or increasing their costs, but have been limited in doing so by common European standards.