David Walbank KC and Sailesh Mehta write for The Times

March 3, 2023

David Walbank KC and Sailesh Mehta write in the Times Online.

They discuss whether the Environment Secretary’s protestations that she “gives a s*** about sewage” are matched by the Government’s funding of the Environment Agency and whether “the polluter pays” principle is being properly applied.

They comment:

“Our timid politicians have long been reluctant to effect fundamental change to entrenched legal principles. But reversing the toxic pollution of our rivers and watercourses is one area where radicalism will bring its own reward at the ballot box.”

Read piece here: [The Times]