Proposals to expose claimants in environmental cases to higher financial liabilities if they lose their cases could deter people from bringing actions (for example against HS2 or Heathrow expansion).
Read Guardian report here
Government announces £2bn boost for Hinkley C nuclear power station after recent cuts in support for cleaner, cheaper alternatives like solar and onshore wind. Read Guardian report here
Germany throws open it's door to 800,000 war refugees. The UK Government announces that we will take 20,000 refugees over 5 years. But only from those already housed in camps outside Europe.
Read BBC News article here
On £2bn nuclear power support while cutting renewables
"It is truly absurd that this Government plans to plough £2bn more of taxpayers' money into this vastly overpriced project. Nuclear power is extremely expensive and slow to come online. Additionally no sustainable solution had been found to solve the serious waste problem.
This announcement is completely perverse when the Government is cutting support for cleaner, cheaper alternatives like solar and onshore wind. Instead of wasting taxpayers money on this costly white elephant the Government should urgently invest in clean, renewable alternatives that can come online far more quickly and cheaply."
Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP
On Government response to Syrian refugee crisis
"After being taught an excruciating lesson in compassion, decency and leadership by Angela Merkel, and sensing himself behind opinion again, Cameron has produced a plan to take in 20,000 refugees – over five years. Nothing better shows the PM’s tone deafness to the urgency of the situation than to announce this headline figure, and then add that it will take five years to implement."
Read Paddy Ashdown's article in the Guardian here