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Leaked Gov’t Docs Show ‘Toning Down’ Global Warming Regs To Create Jobs

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The UK will “tone down” global warming positions in international trade deals to focus on job and wealth creation, according to leaked government documents.

The documents, obtained by UK’s The Times and published Sunday, instruct British trade negotiators to shift focus less from global warming concerns and preventing the illegal wildlife trade to making the country “a great, global trading nation.”

“You have a crucial role to play in posts in implementing our new approach to prosperity against the huge changes stemming from last year’s Brexit vote,” reads the documents. “Trade and growth are now priorities for all posts — you will all need to prioritise developing capability in this area. Some economic security-related work like climate change and illegal wildlife trade will be scaled down.”

The idea is to make it easier to sign trade deals with countries in Latin America and Africa. Trade arrangements with these countries regularly get bogged over concerns that environmental protections will be put ahead of economic prosperity.

High energy costs have caused British companies to leave the UK, killing off or threatening an estimated 40,000 jobs.

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