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Bought off by Brussels

Hundreds of millions are handed out to mega-­charities, pressure groups, think tanks, multi­nationals, councils and NGOs

9 April 2016

9:00 AM

9 April 2016

9:00 AM

A letter appeared in the Independent a few weeks ago signed by various environmentalist grandees — heads of green lobby groups, former chairmen of eco-quangos and the like. It warned against Brexit on the grounds that EU laws had ‘a hugely positive effect’ on the environment. It didn’t explain why a post-EU Britain wouldn’t retain, replicate or even improve these ‘hugely positive’ laws.

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Daniel Hannan’s book, Why Vote Leave, is published this week by Head of Zeus.