FOLLOWING the Brexit referendum on June 23, 2016 where 51.9 per cent of the people voted for the United Kingdom to leave the EU (with 48.1 per cent against), UK made its official decision to leave the European Union. England voted for Brexit, and so did Wales. However, Scotland (together with North Ireland) voted to remain and that has a critical impact on some of its legislation. The majority of environmental legislation in the UK derives from the EU; withdrawal from the EU will result in a vacuum in existing environmental law.
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