One of the European Union’s top officials has mocked Michael Gove’s plans to try to ban plastic straws after Brexit.
Frans Timmermans, the deputy to EU Commission president Jean Claude Juncker, pointed out that the EU was already planning to ban the straws later this year.
The Environment secretary raised the prospect of a ban on the straws in an interview withChopper’s Brexit Podcast today.
Mr Gove told the Podcast: “Watch this space. If it is bad, then banning it is a good thing. But we have to take a balanced approach towards the EU.
“There are some good things about the EU but one of the things about being inside the EU is that there are some steps that we might to take environmentally but…
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