In post-referendum Britain, where Brexit means Brexit, but not much more than that yet, lobbyists at home and abroad are swiftly kicking into gear to take advantage of this fresh opportunity to shape UK policy.
Law firms and the finance industry have already begun setting up unique Brexit units. And among the items at the top of their list is setting the rules for new international trade deals. (But as we have seen so far with TTIP and TISA, for example, these don’t tend to espouse the goals of tackling climate change and protecting environmental standards.)
As Alexandra Runswick, director of Unlock Democracy, explained: “Brexit is likely to lead to a substantial increase in lobbying.