Politicians propose ban on glyphosate
Proposals to ban the use of glyphosate in Guernsey will be considered by the island’s States. Deputy David De Lisle is leading a plan to stop the use of the herbicide by the end of 2023.
Mr De Lisle is leading a political petition, or requete, signed by six other politicians to have a debate on the issue next year. In October, the States of Guernsey banned the personal use of glyphosate.
Deputies Mark Helyar, David Mahoney, Rob Prow, Andrea Dudley-Owen, Sue Aldwell and Lester Queripel are also backing the plans from Mr. De Lisle.
If the proposals were accepted it would mean the Committee for Employment and Social Security would need to revoke all existing approvals of pesticides including glyphosate and no-one would be able to import and sell the chemical to professional users.
Mr De Lisle tried to ban the use of the product in Guernsey in 2019 but failed to get enough support during a States debate.
In other news – Royal Mail postal workers begin a fresh two-day strike
Postal workers at Royal Mail have begun a fresh 48-hour strike in a row over pay and conditions. It is the latest in a series of walkouts involving 115,000 workers and will affect letter and parcel deliveries across the UK.
The Communication Workers Union (CWU), which represents the workers, says its members want a pay rise that matches the surging cost of living. Learn more