Brexit is not a good time to be a British bee

The Ecologist

Published: 3rd July 2017

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Key quote:

“The EU is offering the prospect of ridding Europe of these hugely harmful and totally unnecessary [neonicotinoid] pesticides, that have quite clearly had a devastating effect on bee populations.

“But the hard Brexit, anti-red-tape brigade inside the Tory party are more keen on ridding us of what they see as interfering rules – those regulations that actually protect our wildlife.   

“As Brexit negotiations get under way we will need to watch carefully that leaving the EU doesn’t have a nasty sting in its tail for out valuable pollinators. As Greens, we will do all we can to defend crucial environmental regulations from attack by corporate giants and complicit politicians.”