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The origins of the fight to save the environment

Will the Paris climate agreement sway Britain’s EU debate?

By Stanley Johnson  

Stanley Johnson during the unveiling of a 12ft bronze polar bear named Boris–to launch a campaign to help save the polar bear ©Yui Mok/PA Wire

EU Environmental Policy: Its Journey to Centre Stage by Nigel Haigh, Earthscan, Routledge, £29.99

The UK joined the European Economic Community (EEC), as it then was, on 1st January 1973. Meeting in Paris a few weeks earlier, on the initiative of France’s President Georges…

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