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Michael Gove denies EU is ‘one step ahead’ on plastic straw ban


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Michael Gove has become embroiled in a Twitter row with the EU over his suggestion that Brussels could block the UK government from banning plastic straws. The environment secretary and Frans Timmermans, a European commission vice-president, goaded each other on the social media platform over their rival claims to be the most advanced in clamping down on plastic waste. Gove had criticized plastic straws during interviews on Friday, but went on to suggest that his hope of enforcing a ban could run into obstacles because of EU legislation. “There is some concern that EU laws mean that we can’t ban straws at moment, but I’m doing everything I can to ensure that we end this scourge and I hope to make an announcement shortly,” said Gove, who was a prominent supporter of Brexit during the referendum campaign.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/23/eu-michael-gove-plastic-straw-ban

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