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Jul 6, 2018 3 tweets 1 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
Not just commitment to same standards on goods (means efficiency, waste, chemicals, ewaste, etc standards all stay), but also firm commitment to high standards on environment and climate policy. #Chequers
EU is still never going to buy splitting goods and services, but still, what a huge step forward towards some form of pragmatism after so many wasted months.
Although, it could, of course, all fall apart at any time and the Hard Brexiters are not simply going to give up their pursuit of full blown deregulation.

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ICYM Top read from @makower on the continuing mystery of the media's decision to basically ignore the biggest economic, technical, and environmental story in, well, human history, really. businessgreen.com/bg/opinion/306…
That's not even hyperbole. What stories are bigger? There's the origin story, obviously. The first tribes, then the first states. Exploration. Industrial revolution...
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Just on a point of order that I am sure has been written eleventy trillion times already, the Norway option is entirely compatible with the referendum result and always has been.
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