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by on March 21, 2018 in Latest News, Lead Article, News you can use, Nuggets

Protesters are dumping fish in the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament in a symbolic demonstration against the Government’s Brexit transition deal.

Fishermen and many Brexiteer Tories are furious the UK will effectively remain subject to the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy during the 21 month transition after Britain leaves in March 2019.

Ministers insist they have agreed ‘specific safeguards’ with Brussels over the annual negotiations on fishing quotas in 2019. British people are fat and there’s no denying it

But in the Commons on Tuesday a series of angry Tories rose to denounce the agreement hammered out between Brexit Secretary David Davis and the EU negotiator Michel Barnier. Environment Secretary Michael Gove – a leading figure in the Leave campaign – expressed his ‘disappointment’ at the EU side’s unwillingness to move on the issue.

In a sign of Government unease about the reaction, Theresa May met MPs with fishing ports in their seats in an attempt to explain their approach.



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