Michael Gove walking along Downing Street with his Defra portfolio© Andrew McCaren/LNP/REX/Shutterstock
Michael Gove’s appointment as Defra secretary this week surprised everyone, including him. A strong advocate of leaving the EU, Mr Gove will head the team tasked with forming Brexit policy for food, farming and the environment. His biggest job will be shaping the UK’s new model for agricultural policy outside the world of subsidies under the EU Common Agricultural Policy. See also: Gove pledges to put farmers at centre of policymaking  Defra says “oversight of EU exit work and the […]
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