Brexit: Ministers accused of fishing compensation U-turn
14/01/2021 | news | politics | 1,556
On Wednesday the PM said businesses hit by post-Brexit problems would receive support.
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14/01/2021 14:49:33 11 16
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Here we go again. The Govt decides a policy, and people complain. The Govt sticks to its guns and is accused of intransigence and not listening. Or, the Govt is persuaded to change its mind, and is accused of a u-turn or climbdown.

It's totally ridiculous!
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14/01/2021 14:56:30 15 2
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No criticism of Johnson allowed ?????
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14/01/2021 14:55:57 8 1
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Why do they keep u-turning then ? Are they gaslighting us ?
Why are Tories so huffy when people criticise Boris ?
Haven't they heard of democracy ?
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14/01/2021 15:15:05 4 1
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The government could just do it properly and competently first time. Or is that too much to ask?
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15/01/2021 02:13:08 0 0
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we have a government?
i thought no 10's cat was doing it
you mean eton educated people are doing this?
guess being to thick to go is a good thing then
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14/01/2021 14:50:57 104 12
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Well you fishermen that voted "Leave". More fool you to have believed the nonsense peddled to you on a big red bus by Gove and by Farage with his River Thames boat gimmick. Stop complaining. You voted for it. You got what you wished for. Own it.
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14/01/2021 17:22:17 6 41
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Nothing wrong with complaining about unnecessary delays caused by your pals in the French port authorities. Own that.
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Ali
14/01/2021 18:55:40 5 0
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Yes the Thames boat parade was a shambles. One or two of the boats from Scotland ,was involved in the multi million pound fish scams
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14/01/2021 14:52:43 119 14
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The vast majority of fisherman voted to leave the EU despite repeated warnings on red tape, import/export delays and the potential effects on trading with its largest customer.

I'm sorry BUT there is no excuse for not having cash reserves to cope - fishing and food retail has not been affected in any meaningful way by Covid; indeed, demand has grown.

Zero excuses and zero sympathy!
You clearly know nothing about the fishing industry with your dumb remarks so keep your Remoaner nose out Removed
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14/01/2021 15:31:24 9 5
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I have every sympathy for fishermen promised one thing and given another. Cash reserves? Share fishermen? Grow up Mr Timbers.
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14/01/2021 15:49:50 37 2
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It is not just the fishermen's catch that's having problems, almost every business is having problems with the new rules, its what happens when you have no advance warning.

As some have said already the vote was to leave, remember all the warnings prior to the vote which were laughed off as project fear, it seems some people never learn or have short memories regarding conservative policies
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14/01/2021 14:52:43 136 21
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Conservatives are finished in the coastal communities. Totally betrayed the industry then and are continuing to do so now. The Fisheries Minister never even read the deal as she was 'too busy' sorting out her kiddies nativity trail!! Incompetent buffoons, especially that mop haired clown
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14/01/2021 15:45:15 66 7
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GOOD - maybe those communities will actually remember this ? Given quitters I very much doubt it.
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15/01/2021 00:35:09 6 0
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In my dim and distant past, there was a scarecrow in a children's tv series.
Everytime I see Johnson on PMQ, I think of him.
Maybe there IS a job Johnson would be competent at.
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14/01/2021 14:55:01 3 17
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"Addressing the environment minister in the House of Commons, Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael said boats were "tied up in harbour"

The hypocrisy of the Lib-Dems who would keep the entire fleet under the subjugation of the EU...
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14/01/2021 14:56:02 4 4
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Fake news day?
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14/01/2021 15:05:13 8 1
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While in the EU the boats could catch fish, get a good price and make a good living. Now they can catch the fish but cannot sell it at a price that makes a profit. What's better being in the EU and having a good income or being out of the EU and facing bankruptcy. I know what I would pick.
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14/01/2021 15:06:47 8 0
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No you don't! This situation is quite simply exactly what tou were all warned would happen - 'Project Fear', you called it. Now we've been proved right and you have been proved wrong. We told you so, you won, get over it and own it.
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14/01/2021 14:52:43 119 14
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The vast majority of fisherman voted to leave the EU despite repeated warnings on red tape, import/export delays and the potential effects on trading with its largest customer.

I'm sorry BUT there is no excuse for not having cash reserves to cope - fishing and food retail has not been affected in any meaningful way by Covid; indeed, demand has grown.

Zero excuses and zero sympathy!
You clearly know nothing about the fishing industry with your dumb remarks so keep your Remoaner nose out Removed
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14/01/2021 15:08:45 25 3
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Awww, triggered snowflake ?
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14/01/2021 15:04:55 24 1
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Go on then, enlighten us with your 'wisdom' instead of second rate insults.
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14/01/2021 15:08:08 26 1
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Ooh, a triggered little quitling, how novel!
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14/01/2021 15:11:08 34 1
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Fishing is a touchy subject for betrayed Brexiteers but you need to try and come up with logic not abuse.
Can it, cretin. Removed
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Pip
14/01/2021 16:05:40 14 0
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You don't seem to know a great deal yourself, you'll be asking 'Remoaners' to buy your fish next............?
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14/01/2021 16:12:59 3 0
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please explain it for us
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14/01/2021 14:55:45 6 14
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Everyone needs to stop complaining. Its over now.

Just suck it up. We got what we voted for.
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14/01/2021 15:07:47 8 1
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It hasn't been over for 40 years and won't be for the next 40. Plenty more to come between the UK and the EU. Enjoy.
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14/01/2021 15:05:26 4 0
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Reform! Rejoin! Rejoice!
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14/01/2021 15:20:31 6 0
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You got what you voted for. Don't hang that chain round my neck. You voted for it .You own it. You sort it out.
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15/01/2021 02:16:52 0 0
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so we havnt left then?
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14/01/2021 14:55:46 14 2
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"monitoring the situation" and needed to get a "good picture", what? The government knew, that as a 3rd party, the fishermen would face a lot of bureaucracy. They should be supplying inspection support and online support with the paperwork. The UK as part of the EU was after all instrumental in writing these rules, to protect local businesses
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14/01/2021 14:59:05 8 3
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Exactly. It is not the industry at fault here it in the Govt who are failing to provide the means necessary to facilitate exports e.g. The trucks available for certification from 6am but Vets don't start work until 9am, It is a 24/7 operation we have here!
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14/01/2021 14:55:01 3 17
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"Addressing the environment minister in the House of Commons, Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael said boats were "tied up in harbour"

The hypocrisy of the Lib-Dems who would keep the entire fleet under the subjugation of the EU...
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14/01/2021 14:56:02 4 4
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Fake news day?
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14/01/2021 14:49:33 11 16
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Here we go again. The Govt decides a policy, and people complain. The Govt sticks to its guns and is accused of intransigence and not listening. Or, the Govt is persuaded to change its mind, and is accused of a u-turn or climbdown.

It's totally ridiculous!
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14/01/2021 14:56:30 15 2
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No criticism of Johnson allowed ?????
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14/01/2021 15:09:24 7 0
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Of course not, democracy was used in 2016, it's been back in its box since then.
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14/01/2021 14:55:46 14 2
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"monitoring the situation" and needed to get a "good picture", what? The government knew, that as a 3rd party, the fishermen would face a lot of bureaucracy. They should be supplying inspection support and online support with the paperwork. The UK as part of the EU was after all instrumental in writing these rules, to protect local businesses
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14/01/2021 14:59:05 8 3
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Exactly. It is not the industry at fault here it in the Govt who are failing to provide the means necessary to facilitate exports e.g. The trucks available for certification from 6am but Vets don't start work until 9am, It is a 24/7 operation we have here!
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14/01/2021 15:35:30 5 0
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Yes, what the fishing industry needs is some sort of free trade agreement and tariffless border crossing arrangement with the EU. Didn't they have that before Farage got involved?
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14/01/2021 14:59:10 5 5
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On Wednesday Boris Johnson said he understood the "temporary frustration" of the fishing industry and promised to provide compensation.
Environment Secretary George Eustice told the Commons on Thursday that he was "looking closely" at the issue.

No. "I am arranging compensation now" should of been the response
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14/01/2021 15:35:19 5 1
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Why should fishermen be compensated for something they voted for?
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14/01/2021 14:59:13 56 2
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Nonsense. Are they telling us that coastal communities did not know what they were voting for in 2016?

Also will this compensation count as State Aid?
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14/01/2021 15:02:25 8 38
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We were not voting for the pile of crap we got nor the govt failing to have the necessary systems in place to deal efficiently with the new red tape
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14/01/2021 15:05:25 25 0
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They clearly didn't know what they were voting for! We told you so!
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14/01/2021 16:32:39 3 0
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Didn't we just get the liberty to support our industries as we see fit, in the stop-breathing-down-our-necks trade deal?
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14/01/2021 16:51:58 5 0
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It is taxation and should only be levied on those who voted for it.
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14/01/2021 15:00:43 3 8
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Of course the Xmas/New Year holidays and this terrible Covid19 had nothing to do with this ,it's all about Brexit.
So if those products require so much legislation why was it being ignored before Brexit.
None of us like change,but in a few weeks when the "dust settles" I'm sure all will be well,nevertheless surely someone should have seen the problems in advance.
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14/01/2021 15:04:52 4 2
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How can you foresee the problems when the terms weren't known until Christmas?
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14/01/2021 15:05:41 4 0
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Oh, the remainers did - we told you so!
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14/01/2021 15:00:43 73 5
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When running a business you not only have to have a market to sell it in. Fishing's biggest market was the EU. They knew this when they went in their droves to vote for Brexit. But were told they would have a mountain more fish to catch, and the EU would buy their fish no matter what happened. The Mountain of extra fish turned out to be a molehill, and the EU don't want the their fish.
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14/01/2021 15:04:25 66 1
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I think people in the EU still want the fish, but with the resulting higher prices as a consequence of Brexit, demand will not be as it once was.
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14/01/2021 15:04:34 5 18
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You really don't get this do you? The Eu want our fish. We are providing that fish. It is then lying rotting because the govt IT systems, HMRC, the Vets etc etc are not doing their jobs!!!
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14/01/2021 15:10:05 17 1
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Plus no deal with Norway so no fishing in their waters.
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14/01/2021 14:49:33 11 16
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Here we go again. The Govt decides a policy, and people complain. The Govt sticks to its guns and is accused of intransigence and not listening. Or, the Govt is persuaded to change its mind, and is accused of a u-turn or climbdown.

It's totally ridiculous!
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14/01/2021 14:55:57 8 1
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Why do they keep u-turning then ? Are they gaslighting us ?
Why are Tories so huffy when people criticise Boris ?
Haven't they heard of democracy ?
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14/01/2021 15:08:36 0 2
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democracy and the Tories (and Labour)

oil and water
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14/01/2021 15:01:33 4 18
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SNP went out of their way to frustrate all Brexit negotiations, undermining the UK negotiating position and, by default, that of all Scots. Maybe, had they stood up for the fishing industry when something could be done about it, they'd be in a position to criticize.

But they didn't, so they're not.
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14/01/2021 15:05:55 17 3
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The Tories went out of their way to exclude all other voices from the Brexit negotiations except their own. It is no-ones fault except the Tories and those who fell for their lies.
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14/01/2021 15:07:06 10 1
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Sophistry of the highest order. Well done Brexiteer.
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14/01/2021 15:04:01 7 2
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The Brexit negotiations were sabotaged by the Extreme Right Group as part of their coup on the Tory Party.
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14/01/2021 15:04:18 11 2
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No you don't! This situation is quite simply exactly what tou were all warned would happen - 'Project Fear', you called it. Now we've been proved right and you have been proved wrong. We told you so, you won, get over it and own it.
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14/01/2021 15:01:34 241 20
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Most fishermen voted for Brexit. We are told by Brexiters that they knew what they were voting for, so fishermen are getting what they wanted.

There is no pleasing some folk.
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14/01/2021 15:04:20 84 20
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Who normally pays the victims of con tricks?
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14/01/2021 19:10:07 10 3
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What is the point of UK fishermen getting a higher share of the seas if they end up tied up anyway.
As half the UK catch is landed by foreign quota owners anyway, the money goes abroad, as do the fish. The giant Dutch trawler which owns a massive share of our UK quota was built abroad in a foreign ship yard, has a foreign crew and lands catches abroad. The UKs contribution is only our fish.
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14/01/2021 20:08:23 3 1
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how do you retweet this?
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14/01/2021 20:59:50 17 0
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True! But their livelihood is at danger. Fisherfolk may have thought that border controls returning to times before EU freedom of movement would not be a problem. They were sold this rubbish and others didn't want it, which means in 2021 Joe Bloggs is left looking at a fly-tip wondering who could do such a thing whilst the perpetrator hands im a bin liner and tells him to "put your back in to it".
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PCS
15/01/2021 00:22:44 12 0
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Brexit stinks, so to do FISH.......
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15/01/2021 00:53:23 16 0
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Poor fishermen........ You got what you voted for......... what's you whinge ????
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15/01/2021 07:00:02 6 0
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100% correct . Getting exactly what they voted for .Need to stop winging and get on with it .
15/01/2021 10:18:12 3 0
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The fishermen did not "vote" for the incompetence of the gov and the negotiating team - who thought that allowing the EU a six month settling-in period was ok but didn't think it should reciprocal? Idiotic!
15/01/2021 16:19:16 0 0
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So as well as brexit making me poorer alongside everyone else my taxes will be used to bail out a group who overwhelmingly voted for this nonsense.
15/01/2021 17:08:50 0 0
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no sympathy, the turkeys who voted for Christmas are starting to see what they have done......
Ali
15/01/2021 19:04:24 0 0
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You are 100% right thats what they wanted
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14/01/2021 14:59:13 56 2
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Nonsense. Are they telling us that coastal communities did not know what they were voting for in 2016?

Also will this compensation count as State Aid?
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14/01/2021 15:02:25 8 38
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We were not voting for the pile of crap we got nor the govt failing to have the necessary systems in place to deal efficiently with the new red tape
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14/01/2021 15:08:08 12 0
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It could be worse Sir Patrick, you could be living in Northern Ireland!
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14/01/2021 15:08:19 28 0
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Yes you were. Everyone was told about the extra bureaucracy that would be involved with leaving the SM and CU.
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14/01/2021 15:47:26 17 0
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Odd, you were warned at the time ?
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14/01/2021 16:19:10 11 0
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what were you voting for ? Anyone with a brain cell knew distribution to the EU would be problematic, did you not understand ?
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14/01/2021 17:04:14 8 0
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I thought you knew what you were voting for. Please enlighten us if that’s not the case.
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14/01/2021 20:41:07 5 0
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No, every single 'leaver' knew Exactly What the voted for in 2016 - a 'leave' claim daily ever since ;)
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14/01/2021 23:03:45 4 0
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You made your own bed and now you and everyone that did not make it has to lie in it.
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15/01/2021 02:18:40 2 0
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what did you expect from a proven liar who chose leave as it offerred him a chance of PM job?
15/01/2021 11:06:07 0 0
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You voted for an illusion that was never going to happen. This is entirely your fault; you voted for Brexit and got it. Now you expect someone to bail you out. Time to live in the real world.
15/01/2021 16:37:38 0 0
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The red tape is the EU checking they're not importing dodgy food from a third country. That's what brexit means, get used to it.

Clearly up to the supplier to prove they are complying with the EU's rules.
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14/01/2021 14:58:13 143 23
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The tories have lied. Hardly a revelation.
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14/01/2021 15:49:07 34 87
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So have the SNP - repeatedly
15/01/2021 10:22:02 1 0
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The tories lied and Boris made up a compensation scheme on the hoof, was he in a freezer at the time?
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14/01/2021 14:59:16 151 19
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Boris not delivering on a promise?

I am so shocked!
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14/01/2021 16:42:27 66 9
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In the end it was only ever about fish, and he managed to bu**er that one up more than any of the other “sovrinty” issues.

Hilarious.
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14/01/2021 15:01:34 241 20
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Most fishermen voted for Brexit. We are told by Brexiters that they knew what they were voting for, so fishermen are getting what they wanted.

There is no pleasing some folk.
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14/01/2021 15:04:20 84 20
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Who normally pays the victims of con tricks?
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14/01/2021 15:42:44 43 3
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The cons always trick - no compensation.
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14/01/2021 16:33:53 22 3
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The Piper, isn’t it? So Bozo, then.
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14/01/2021 16:37:48 47 4
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Well as the whole country know who the con men were, perhaps they should be arrested, tried and if convicted have all their assets seize under the proceeds of crime act and used to pay the compensation to the victims
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14/01/2021 15:00:43 73 5
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When running a business you not only have to have a market to sell it in. Fishing's biggest market was the EU. They knew this when they went in their droves to vote for Brexit. But were told they would have a mountain more fish to catch, and the EU would buy their fish no matter what happened. The Mountain of extra fish turned out to be a molehill, and the EU don't want the their fish.
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14/01/2021 15:04:25 66 1
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I think people in the EU still want the fish, but with the resulting higher prices as a consequence of Brexit, demand will not be as it once was.
15/01/2021 10:54:02 0 0
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So you sell less fish for less money per kilo so you loose loose. Brexit was always going to be bad for the fishing industry in Scotland in particular. History tells us that when you loose your markets then you suffer; you only have to look at the Scottish herring fishery in the 1920's and 1930's. Boom to bust not because of lack of fish but because they lost their markets in Germany &Russia.
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14/01/2021 15:00:43 73 5
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When running a business you not only have to have a market to sell it in. Fishing's biggest market was the EU. They knew this when they went in their droves to vote for Brexit. But were told they would have a mountain more fish to catch, and the EU would buy their fish no matter what happened. The Mountain of extra fish turned out to be a molehill, and the EU don't want the their fish.
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14/01/2021 15:04:34 5 18
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You really don't get this do you? The Eu want our fish. We are providing that fish. It is then lying rotting because the govt IT systems, HMRC, the Vets etc etc are not doing their jobs!!!
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14/01/2021 15:06:51 23 1
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To be fair it doesn't take much foresight to see that this would happen.
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14/01/2021 15:13:54 14 1
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"It is then lying rotting because the govt IT systems, HMRC, the Vets etc etc are not doing their jobs!!!"

Has the fishing industry provided funding for all of this extra work that is required?
15/01/2021 11:00:23 0 0
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You were warned before the referendum that there would be problems, but Leave spokespeople shouted FAKE NEWS and you believed them. Gove even said don't believe experts. These problems are not caused by the guys at the sharp end not doing their job but by choosing to leave the biggest single market in the world and then signing up to an extremely bad deal.
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14/01/2021 14:55:01 3 17
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"Addressing the environment minister in the House of Commons, Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael said boats were "tied up in harbour"

The hypocrisy of the Lib-Dems who would keep the entire fleet under the subjugation of the EU...
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14/01/2021 15:05:13 8 1
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While in the EU the boats could catch fish, get a good price and make a good living. Now they can catch the fish but cannot sell it at a price that makes a profit. What's better being in the EU and having a good income or being out of the EU and facing bankruptcy. I know what I would pick.
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14/01/2021 15:01:33 4 18
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SNP went out of their way to frustrate all Brexit negotiations, undermining the UK negotiating position and, by default, that of all Scots. Maybe, had they stood up for the fishing industry when something could be done about it, they'd be in a position to criticize.

But they didn't, so they're not.
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14/01/2021 15:05:55 17 3
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The Tories went out of their way to exclude all other voices from the Brexit negotiations except their own. It is no-ones fault except the Tories and those who fell for their lies.
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14/01/2021 15:06:37 115 12
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I was told by leave voters that they had nothing to lose
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14/01/2021 15:34:40 21 81
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So we sell a hundred million pound less in fish, but don't pay 10 billion a year for the privilege, you do the math....
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14/01/2021 15:04:34 5 18
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You really don't get this do you? The Eu want our fish. We are providing that fish. It is then lying rotting because the govt IT systems, HMRC, the Vets etc etc are not doing their jobs!!!
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14/01/2021 15:06:51 23 1
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To be fair it doesn't take much foresight to see that this would happen.
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14/01/2021 15:01:33 4 18
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SNP went out of their way to frustrate all Brexit negotiations, undermining the UK negotiating position and, by default, that of all Scots. Maybe, had they stood up for the fishing industry when something could be done about it, they'd be in a position to criticize.

But they didn't, so they're not.
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14/01/2021 15:07:06 10 1
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Sophistry of the highest order. Well done Brexiteer.
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14/01/2021 15:07:07 7 9
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Mr Russell should have been working with the UK government since he took up his post as the SG Minister. He should have been facilitating the change for Scottish businesses. He seems to have had time to write a timetable for the next independence referendum between airing grievance after grievance about the principle of Brexit; that was finalised in 2016. Independence was finalised in 2014.
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14/01/2021 15:09:44 14 5
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Yeah yeah yeah, it's all the fault of the Scottish government. Nothing to do with the Wastemonster government who caused all this mess.
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14/01/2021 14:55:45 6 14
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Everyone needs to stop complaining. Its over now.

Just suck it up. We got what we voted for.
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14/01/2021 15:07:47 8 1
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It hasn't been over for 40 years and won't be for the next 40. Plenty more to come between the UK and the EU. Enjoy.
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14/01/2021 15:02:25 8 38
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We were not voting for the pile of crap we got nor the govt failing to have the necessary systems in place to deal efficiently with the new red tape
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14/01/2021 15:08:08 12 0
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It could be worse Sir Patrick, you could be living in Northern Ireland!
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14/01/2021 15:32:14 5 1
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True
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14/01/2021 15:08:18 5 1
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Just bought some tasty Scottish Mackerel, so I am eating my way through any backlog...
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14/01/2021 15:11:29 3 0
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Good luck with that.
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14/01/2021 15:02:25 8 38
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We were not voting for the pile of crap we got nor the govt failing to have the necessary systems in place to deal efficiently with the new red tape
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14/01/2021 15:08:19 28 0
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Yes you were. Everyone was told about the extra bureaucracy that would be involved with leaving the SM and CU.
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14/01/2021 15:33:20 0 13
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Yes but we kinda expected the things outwith our control eg Customs, Govt IT, HMRC , Food Standards to be able to provide the service they are supposed to!!!!
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14/01/2021 15:47:04 15 1
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But, but Project Fear!! 'Everyone' 'knew' that it was just we Remainers spouting unsubstantiated doom and gloom ;-)
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Apparently there is a lot of new red tape and it is more difficult to sell fish into europe now.

Nobody saw that coming.
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14/01/2021 15:18:25 72 13
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Love your sarcasm!
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14/01/2021 15:48:29 1 23
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According to the report the delays are in France and Scotland. Quelle surprise
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14/01/2021 16:11:54 22 1
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everyone with a brain did
15/01/2021 10:45:53 4 0
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project fear!.....oh wait ....
15/01/2021 16:03:03 1 0
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I can distinctly recall remarking last summer that if UK fishermen got a larger portion of the catch out of Brexit they will find it very difficult to sell what they were already catching. Sadly, they were chasing an illusion that more supply meant more money. I feel sorry for them, they have been exploited and abused.
You clearly know nothing about the fishing industry with your dumb remarks so keep your Remoaner nose out Removed
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14/01/2021 15:08:45 25 3
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Awww, triggered snowflake ?
You wouldn't say that to my face and walk away matey Removed
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14/01/2021 15:02:56 63 6
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Oh come on! Not even Boris believes a single word he utters.
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14/01/2021 15:01:33 4 18
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SNP went out of their way to frustrate all Brexit negotiations, undermining the UK negotiating position and, by default, that of all Scots. Maybe, had they stood up for the fishing industry when something could be done about it, they'd be in a position to criticize.

But they didn't, so they're not.
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14/01/2021 15:04:01 7 2
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The Brexit negotiations were sabotaged by the Extreme Right Group as part of their coup on the Tory Party.
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14/01/2021 15:08:55 9 11
bbc
So many quick to jump on the slightest issues following Brexit - ooh its not working, look we told you so (14 days in) - lets see what its like 14 months in then more rational level headed conversations can be had.

Fishers - you have some nerve - you get to catch more fish, you're getting grants, you wanted out of the CFP & still not good enough - so selfish. Want your fishcake & eat it do you?
67
14/01/2021 15:13:34 11 4
bbc
Brexit will be put down for years. Lots more 'told you so' to come.
40
14/01/2021 15:09:15 9 9
bbc
We have to remember,Brexit is a result of a NATIONAL vote,so no point "downing" many of our politicians who were only doing what the majority wanted.
In any divorce generally both sides lose something,and it's often not amicable,guess the same here.
52
14/01/2021 15:11:05 18 5
bbc
The Scottish nation voted Remain!
30
14/01/2021 15:07:07 7 9
bbc
Mr Russell should have been working with the UK government since he took up his post as the SG Minister. He should have been facilitating the change for Scottish businesses. He seems to have had time to write a timetable for the next independence referendum between airing grievance after grievance about the principle of Brexit; that was finalised in 2016. Independence was finalised in 2014.
41
14/01/2021 15:09:44 14 5
bbc
Yeah yeah yeah, it's all the fault of the Scottish government. Nothing to do with the Wastemonster government who caused all this mess.
17
14/01/2021 15:01:33 4 18
bbc
SNP went out of their way to frustrate all Brexit negotiations, undermining the UK negotiating position and, by default, that of all Scots. Maybe, had they stood up for the fishing industry when something could be done about it, they'd be in a position to criticize.

But they didn't, so they're not.
42
14/01/2021 15:04:18 11 2
bbc
No you don't! This situation is quite simply exactly what tou were all warned would happen - 'Project Fear', you called it. Now we've been proved right and you have been proved wrong. We told you so, you won, get over it and own it.
14
14/01/2021 15:00:43 3 8
bbc
Of course the Xmas/New Year holidays and this terrible Covid19 had nothing to do with this ,it's all about Brexit.
So if those products require so much legislation why was it being ignored before Brexit.
None of us like change,but in a few weeks when the "dust settles" I'm sure all will be well,nevertheless surely someone should have seen the problems in advance.
43
14/01/2021 15:04:52 4 2
bbc
How can you foresee the problems when the terms weren't known until Christmas?
87
14/01/2021 15:19:43 0 1
bbc
Changes could easily have been predicted and the necessary arrangements made.
You clearly know nothing about the fishing industry with your dumb remarks so keep your Remoaner nose out Removed
44
14/01/2021 15:04:55 24 1
bbc
Go on then, enlighten us with your 'wisdom' instead of second rate insults.
45
14/01/2021 15:04:58 7 15
bbc
Remoaning Labour supporters out in force again today I see.

Tissue?
62
14/01/2021 15:12:58 14 2
bbc
Your concerns about our fisherman are noted
64
14/01/2021 15:11:50 5 1
bbc
Bless you!
70
14/01/2021 15:14:13 9 1
bbc
I think it is the fishermen who need the tissues, but you probably don`t care about them
71
14/01/2021 15:14:17 8 1
bbc
That's right, slag off the fishermen.
72
14/01/2021 15:13:38 10 1
bbc
Nothing demonstrates the poverty of the Tory mindset more clearly than the infantile assumption that every critic of their beloved party is pro-Labour.

56% of us who voted, had more gumption than to vote for the spiv party. So if that facile assumption were true, Corbyn would be PM.
174
14/01/2021 15:54:33 1 0
bbc
Yes , a Tissue of Con Lies
426
14/01/2021 17:23:48 0 0
bbc
Down boy, have a biscuit - jammie dodger ?
13
14/01/2021 14:59:13 56 2
bbc
Nonsense. Are they telling us that coastal communities did not know what they were voting for in 2016?

Also will this compensation count as State Aid?
46
14/01/2021 15:05:25 25 0
bbc
They clearly didn't know what they were voting for! We told you so!
7
14/01/2021 14:55:45 6 14
bbc
Everyone needs to stop complaining. Its over now.

Just suck it up. We got what we voted for.
47
14/01/2021 15:05:26 4 0
bbc
Reform! Rejoin! Rejoice!
14
14/01/2021 15:00:43 3 8
bbc
Of course the Xmas/New Year holidays and this terrible Covid19 had nothing to do with this ,it's all about Brexit.
So if those products require so much legislation why was it being ignored before Brexit.
None of us like change,but in a few weeks when the "dust settles" I'm sure all will be well,nevertheless surely someone should have seen the problems in advance.
48
14/01/2021 15:05:41 4 0
bbc
Oh, the remainers did - we told you so!
49
14/01/2021 15:09:57 96 15
bbc
I hope this is the end of having Tory MP's in the NE of Scotland. Fooled once is excusable, but not twice.
144
14/01/2021 15:46:33 30 3
bbc
To anyone with eyes 'fooled once' is not excusable.
297
14/01/2021 16:36:22 1 9
bbc
And betrayal by SNP who wanted to remain in the CFP. What happened to the £200 million given to the Scottish administration to help with Brexit? Biscuit tin for Indy ref2 (which won't happen).
50
14/01/2021 15:09:58 23 4
bbc
If a politician says something, more fool the believers, these people are pathological liars, they need to be, to be where they are.
Compensation payouts can involve up to six to eight departments, each one is there to figure out ways not to pay it.
I can well imagine some mp's, sitting with a satisfied smug expression on their faces, swilling their vintage brandy's, at the way things are going.
Removed
15
14/01/2021 15:00:43 73 5
bbc
When running a business you not only have to have a market to sell it in. Fishing's biggest market was the EU. They knew this when they went in their droves to vote for Brexit. But were told they would have a mountain more fish to catch, and the EU would buy their fish no matter what happened. The Mountain of extra fish turned out to be a molehill, and the EU don't want the their fish.
51
14/01/2021 15:10:05 17 1
bbc
Plus no deal with Norway so no fishing in their waters.
310
14/01/2021 16:40:23 1 4
bbc
and Southern Ireland...oh what a shame...their waters will be invaded by European boats
40
14/01/2021 15:09:15 9 9
bbc
We have to remember,Brexit is a result of a NATIONAL vote,so no point "downing" many of our politicians who were only doing what the majority wanted.
In any divorce generally both sides lose something,and it's often not amicable,guess the same here.
52
14/01/2021 15:11:05 18 5
bbc
The Scottish nation voted Remain!
76
14/01/2021 15:15:10 4 6
bbc
No such thing!
80
14/01/2021 15:17:08 3 3
bbc
United Kingdom
53
14/01/2021 15:11:22 46 6
bbc
Can you tell me where I can buy their shellfish as I would happily buy plenty of it as would other Scottish consumers. We never see fish in our supermarkets like they do in Europe. Please don't tell me we don't eat enough of it! Make it affordable here to buy and your sales will increase. Get the supermarkets on board. I'm waiting!!
65
14/01/2021 15:13:22 28 4
bbc
There are no fishmongers left. Those that are, are sold out by midday.
82
14/01/2021 15:15:27 11 0
bbc
My local stores stopped selling it as nobody bought it.
33
14/01/2021 15:08:18 5 1
bbc
Just bought some tasty Scottish Mackerel, so I am eating my way through any backlog...
54
14/01/2021 15:11:29 3 0
bbc
Good luck with that.
5
14/01/2021 14:55:01 3 17
bbc
"Addressing the environment minister in the House of Commons, Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael said boats were "tied up in harbour"

The hypocrisy of the Lib-Dems who would keep the entire fleet under the subjugation of the EU...
55
14/01/2021 15:06:47 8 0
bbc
No you don't! This situation is quite simply exactly what tou were all warned would happen - 'Project Fear', you called it. Now we've been proved right and you have been proved wrong. We told you so, you won, get over it and own it.
You clearly know nothing about the fishing industry with your dumb remarks so keep your Remoaner nose out Removed
56
14/01/2021 15:08:08 26 1
bbc
Ooh, a triggered little quitling, how novel!
136
14/01/2021 15:43:46 2 0
bbc
Late as ever.
57
14/01/2021 15:12:14 6 3
bbc
In the words of my Crazy Horse T shirt " If you think you can trust the Government, just ask an Indian"
58
14/01/2021 15:12:20 99 12
bbc
They wriggle they twist they turn they writhe but they will never say they were mistaken.
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14/01/2021 17:16:30 6 67
bbc
Yes, that's Remain losers for you. Always whining on about it.
815
14/01/2021 21:55:52 12 1
bbc
Yes, the writhing, squirming Brexit mind. They know it, we know it.
16
14/01/2021 14:55:57 8 1
bbc
Why do they keep u-turning then ? Are they gaslighting us ?
Why are Tories so huffy when people criticise Boris ?
Haven't they heard of democracy ?
59
14/01/2021 15:08:36 0 2
bbc
democracy and the Tories (and Labour)

oil and water
10
14/01/2021 14:56:30 15 2
bbc
No criticism of Johnson allowed ?????
60
14/01/2021 15:09:24 7 0
bbc
Of course not, democracy was used in 2016, it's been back in its box since then.
61
14/01/2021 15:10:02 193 28
bbc
The UK Fishermen were thrown under the bus along with the DUP.

What did they expect?

Boris to live up to his promises?????

??????????????????????????
109
14/01/2021 15:33:13 50 141
bbc
According to remainers, the fishing industry was so tiny financially, as to be virtually insignificant. So why are they even bothering to comment on it here?
112
14/01/2021 15:33:53 7 62
bbc
Rubbish ... in just over 5 years the UK can exclude ALL EU trawlers if it chooses. Then you will moan the UK is being soooooooo unfair if it did.

As for this non story ... government minister investigates the possibility of compensation.

Cleary you and the Labour morons are happy to write a cheque under the Tory gov then complain about due diligence.
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14/01/2021 17:52:00 7 0
bbc
Three themsro under the bus

If Boris had given them all the fish in the sea they couldn’t have sold it once they had hacked off the EU... and of course the paperwork and delays would still
Mean it would not be fresh quality so no one wants it so much?
It was predictable.. but they still voted for it
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14/01/2021 18:36:46 4 0
bbc
DUP?

lol, the religious fruitcakes, who think the earth is 5000 years old and flat.
626
14/01/2021 19:18:33 2 4
bbc
Clearly commenting on what you don’t understand.
The reason UK fishers have no money is because they earn a very small percentage of the value of the catch.
The value is added by the buyers(largely foreign), the processors and the supermarkets.
Same with the farmers. Same all over the world.

The main product of prime producers is poverty. Middle men get the Mercs.
15/01/2021 08:25:01 1 0
bbc
Dont you mean thrown under the trawler.
45
14/01/2021 15:04:58 7 15
bbc
Remoaning Labour supporters out in force again today I see.

Tissue?
62
14/01/2021 15:12:58 14 2
bbc
Your concerns about our fisherman are noted
You clearly know nothing about the fishing industry with your dumb remarks so keep your Remoaner nose out Removed
63
14/01/2021 15:11:08 34 1
bbc
Fishing is a touchy subject for betrayed Brexiteers but you need to try and come up with logic not abuse.
45
14/01/2021 15:04:58 7 15
bbc
Remoaning Labour supporters out in force again today I see.

Tissue?
64
14/01/2021 15:11:50 5 1
bbc
Bless you!
53
14/01/2021 15:11:22 46 6
bbc
Can you tell me where I can buy their shellfish as I would happily buy plenty of it as would other Scottish consumers. We never see fish in our supermarkets like they do in Europe. Please don't tell me we don't eat enough of it! Make it affordable here to buy and your sales will increase. Get the supermarkets on board. I'm waiting!!
65
14/01/2021 15:13:22 28 4
bbc
There are no fishmongers left. Those that are, are sold out by midday.
93
14/01/2021 15:21:31 17 0
bbc
You are right, there are very few left. It makes me mad that we can't by things like langustine so readily as they do abroad. My sister in Gibraltar can buy a 1kg box of frozen Scottish Langustine for £8. Why do we have to pay through the nose for our own produce?
305
14/01/2021 16:38:36 4 0
bbc
I saw 2 vans (travelling shops) delivering today. Morrisons have a fish counter....the man working behind it is called a fishmonger...there is also a baker...sorry, no candlestick maker
66
14/01/2021 15:13:30 3 7
bbc
Everyone just needs to see the big picture.

we are all getting levelled up from this.
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ajl
14/01/2021 15:15:45 7 3
bbc
No levelled down
92
14/01/2021 15:19:58 8 1
bbc
I don't recall levelling up including difficulty buying things from abroad because of the new import duty rules.

It's absolute BS.
207
14/01/2021 16:02:56 1 0
bbc
I take it you are being sarcastic?
39
14/01/2021 15:08:55 9 11
bbc
So many quick to jump on the slightest issues following Brexit - ooh its not working, look we told you so (14 days in) - lets see what its like 14 months in then more rational level headed conversations can be had.

Fishers - you have some nerve - you get to catch more fish, you're getting grants, you wanted out of the CFP & still not good enough - so selfish. Want your fishcake & eat it do you?
67
14/01/2021 15:13:34 11 4
bbc
Brexit will be put down for years. Lots more 'told you so' to come.
24
14/01/2021 15:04:34 5 18
bbc
You really don't get this do you? The Eu want our fish. We are providing that fish. It is then lying rotting because the govt IT systems, HMRC, the Vets etc etc are not doing their jobs!!!
68
14/01/2021 15:13:54 14 1
bbc
"It is then lying rotting because the govt IT systems, HMRC, the Vets etc etc are not doing their jobs!!!"

Has the fishing industry provided funding for all of this extra work that is required?
107
14/01/2021 15:31:51 5 1
bbc
Well it is not provided free is it ?
69
14/01/2021 15:14:09 111 9
bbc
- "The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs did not know about the promise to compensate the fishing industry before Mr Johnson mentioned it on Wednesday."

Brexit means Brexit? Brexit means making it up as you go along more like.
279
14/01/2021 16:26:23 60 3
bbc
And it was all "oven ready", now more like he's "cooked his goose".
15/01/2021 10:28:17 2 0
bbc
Yes, Boris made another thing up.
45
14/01/2021 15:04:58 7 15
bbc
Remoaning Labour supporters out in force again today I see.

Tissue?
70
14/01/2021 15:14:13 9 1
bbc
I think it is the fishermen who need the tissues, but you probably don`t care about them
45
14/01/2021 15:04:58 7 15
bbc
Remoaning Labour supporters out in force again today I see.

Tissue?
71
14/01/2021 15:14:17 8 1
bbc
That's right, slag off the fishermen.
45
14/01/2021 15:04:58 7 15
bbc
Remoaning Labour supporters out in force again today I see.

Tissue?
72
14/01/2021 15:13:38 10 1
bbc
Nothing demonstrates the poverty of the Tory mindset more clearly than the infantile assumption that every critic of their beloved party is pro-Labour.

56% of us who voted, had more gumption than to vote for the spiv party. So if that facile assumption were true, Corbyn would be PM.
73
14/01/2021 15:14:51 116 23
bbc
Brexit has been a mistake. We should have stayed in the Customs Union.
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14/01/2021 16:52:35 42 3
bbc
the option to stay in the customs union would have been nice. the way that any form of soft brexit was thrown away the day after the vote was quite scary
15/01/2021 10:48:37 0 0
bbc
We never voted to leave, the tories just changed the rules and decided to do it anyway, biggest electoral fraud in UK history.
15/01/2021 10:56:14 0 0
bbc
Yes we should have stayed in the Customs Union.

It is a shame that HoC voted against that deal when Mrs. May proposed her deal.
74
14/01/2021 15:14:53 103 16
bbc
Everyone one knows that the future of the fishing industry was just another Brexit red herring. It was never about fish; all about securing the Conservative elite in power and ending immigration from eastern Europe. It is all so lame, predictable and manipulatory.
404
14/01/2021 17:18:32 8 63
bbc
It was about democracy and sovereignty. Read up.
924
15/01/2021 00:00:31 9 1
bbc
But, according to JRM, at least now the herring is no longer red. Now it is proudly red, white and blue!

How can we be rid of that embarrasment?
15/01/2021 08:09:10 4 0
bbc
immigration from the EU is much less than other regions. In 2019, estimated net migration of non-EU citizens was 282,000, 5 times what it was from the the EU. (a) immigration from India alone in 2019 was 37k students and 57k workers. (b)

Freedom of movement - both ways was not the problem the Tories made it to be

source The Migration Observatory, at the University of Oxford (a), and Gov.uk (b)
1
14/01/2021 14:49:33 11 16
bbc
Here we go again. The Govt decides a policy, and people complain. The Govt sticks to its guns and is accused of intransigence and not listening. Or, the Govt is persuaded to change its mind, and is accused of a u-turn or climbdown.

It's totally ridiculous!
75
14/01/2021 15:15:05 4 1
bbc
The government could just do it properly and competently first time. Or is that too much to ask?
85
14/01/2021 15:17:53 3 2
bbc
Yes, it is too much to ask. They had a sink school education and degrees in non-subjects like PPE
52
14/01/2021 15:11:05 18 5
bbc
The Scottish nation voted Remain!
76
14/01/2021 15:15:10 4 6
bbc
No such thing!
90
14/01/2021 15:20:04 5 1
bbc
If there is no Scotland, why did Tony Blair have to transfer 6000 sq miles of Scottish North Sea to England?
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NMD
14/01/2021 15:52:13 2 0
bbc
Scotland is a recognised country, so yes it is a nation in and of itself even if it is part of a United Kingdom (which is not a country as some believe but in its original form a political alliance of 2 countries). Try Google.
66
14/01/2021 15:13:30 3 7
bbc
Everyone just needs to see the big picture.

we are all getting levelled up from this.
77
ajl
14/01/2021 15:15:45 7 3
bbc
No levelled down
78
14/01/2021 15:15:48 4 5
bbc
Fishermen are like farmers always "crying wolf" but most of them I know are fairly well off in comparison to many of us. Big posh cars and houses the envy of most of us.
84
14/01/2021 15:17:51 4 1
bbc
I nearly believed you for a moment.....
102
14/01/2021 15:27:07 0 2
bbc
Jealous much eh? You probably couldn't hack it or tried and failed
79
DJL
14/01/2021 15:16:30 8 7
bbc
I've imported/exported to and from countries all over the world. If your paperwork is OK you have no problems. Far to many hauliers don't have a clue and until they do so they will have problems. Hell some of them can't even fill in a form to get into Kent never mind the EU.
As for costing a fortune - once you work out what to do it becomes a pro forma and apart from inspection costs costs are min
88
14/01/2021 15:19:07 11 3
bbc
Imported/Exported what and with what countries?

Do you shout at footballers from the sidelines?
336
14/01/2021 16:52:24 0 0
bbc
Let's hope so.
52
14/01/2021 15:11:05 18 5
bbc
The Scottish nation voted Remain!
80
14/01/2021 15:17:08 3 3
bbc
United Kingdom
170
NMD
14/01/2021 15:52:43 0 0
bbc
Your point?
81
14/01/2021 15:15:10 79 9
bbc
Brexiteers assured everyone they all voted for No Deal in 2016 and wanted it to get our fishing and sovereignty back.

To maintain their illusion of being winners they now have to dance on the head of a pin to justify stabbing NI in the back with a border and the fishermen with EU Quota Retention and Transport Delays making it uneconomic.

So dance & make us laugh!
437
14/01/2021 17:27:19 4 43
bbc
Early days yet for the Referendum losers to get all sagacious. It's like they are desperate or something.
15/01/2021 16:33:26 0 0
bbc
Not quite correct. In 2016 they assured everyone a deal would be easy because they needed us more than we need them. They said they voted for no deal in 2018, "WTO no problem".

When push came to shove in 2020 it turned out a bad deal is better than no deal.
53
14/01/2021 15:11:22 46 6
bbc
Can you tell me where I can buy their shellfish as I would happily buy plenty of it as would other Scottish consumers. We never see fish in our supermarkets like they do in Europe. Please don't tell me we don't eat enough of it! Make it affordable here to buy and your sales will increase. Get the supermarkets on board. I'm waiting!!
82
14/01/2021 15:15:27 11 0
bbc
My local stores stopped selling it as nobody bought it.
50
14/01/2021 15:09:58 23 4
bbc
If a politician says something, more fool the believers, these people are pathological liars, they need to be, to be where they are.
Compensation payouts can involve up to six to eight departments, each one is there to figure out ways not to pay it.
I can well imagine some mp's, sitting with a satisfied smug expression on their faces, swilling their vintage brandy's, at the way things are going.
83
bbc
Removed
78
14/01/2021 15:15:48 4 5
bbc
Fishermen are like farmers always "crying wolf" but most of them I know are fairly well off in comparison to many of us. Big posh cars and houses the envy of most of us.
84
14/01/2021 15:17:51 4 1
bbc
I nearly believed you for a moment.....
75
14/01/2021 15:15:05 4 1
bbc
The government could just do it properly and competently first time. Or is that too much to ask?
85
14/01/2021 15:17:53 3 2
bbc
Yes, it is too much to ask. They had a sink school education and degrees in non-subjects like PPE
35
14/01/2021 15:08:34 207 14
bbc
Apparently there is a lot of new red tape and it is more difficult to sell fish into europe now.

Nobody saw that coming.
86
ajl
14/01/2021 15:18:25 72 13
bbc
Love your sarcasm!
43
14/01/2021 15:04:52 4 2
bbc
How can you foresee the problems when the terms weren't known until Christmas?
87
14/01/2021 15:19:43 0 1
bbc
Changes could easily have been predicted and the necessary arrangements made.
79
DJL
14/01/2021 15:16:30 8 7
bbc
I've imported/exported to and from countries all over the world. If your paperwork is OK you have no problems. Far to many hauliers don't have a clue and until they do so they will have problems. Hell some of them can't even fill in a form to get into Kent never mind the EU.
As for costing a fortune - once you work out what to do it becomes a pro forma and apart from inspection costs costs are min
88
14/01/2021 15:19:07 11 3
bbc
Imported/Exported what and with what countries?

Do you shout at footballers from the sidelines?
98
DJL
14/01/2021 15:24:22 2 4
bbc
Horticultural products from China, Russia, Balkans, Canada, US, South Africa, New Zealand - wide enough spread for you or will you just rest on your sarcasm?
89
14/01/2021 15:19:58 18 7
bbc
BBC Scotland have sat on this story for two weeks, while facilitating D. Ross nightly whines and smears on its news program, no questions, no interptions.
No Sane person believes a word Johnson utters regarding Scotland, but we pay a big whack to the BBC for honest journalism. It's time we had a return for our money.
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175
14/01/2021 15:54:54 0 0
bbc
Don't pay & watch the rubbish then.
289
14/01/2021 16:33:19 1 0
bbc
I had a good laugh just after the yesterday evening BBC Scotland news. There appeared 'Mr. Anonymous' saying, "I'm Donald Ross and I'm the Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party".
Not even a whistle, flag, yellow or red card in sight.
76
14/01/2021 15:15:10 4 6
bbc
No such thing!
90
14/01/2021 15:20:04 5 1
bbc
If there is no Scotland, why did Tony Blair have to transfer 6000 sq miles of Scottish North Sea to England?
7
14/01/2021 14:55:45 6 14
bbc
Everyone needs to stop complaining. Its over now.

Just suck it up. We got what we voted for.
91
14/01/2021 15:20:31 6 0
bbc
You got what you voted for. Don't hang that chain round my neck. You voted for it .You own it. You sort it out.
66
14/01/2021 15:13:30 3 7
bbc
Everyone just needs to see the big picture.

we are all getting levelled up from this.
92
14/01/2021 15:19:58 8 1
bbc
I don't recall levelling up including difficulty buying things from abroad because of the new import duty rules.

It's absolute BS.
65
14/01/2021 15:13:22 28 4
bbc
There are no fishmongers left. Those that are, are sold out by midday.
93
14/01/2021 15:21:31 17 0
bbc
You are right, there are very few left. It makes me mad that we can't by things like langustine so readily as they do abroad. My sister in Gibraltar can buy a 1kg box of frozen Scottish Langustine for £8. Why do we have to pay through the nose for our own produce?
833
14/01/2021 22:25:11 5 0
bbc
That sounds very good value - for some reason, in the UK, food costs so much more. I too would eat more fish if it was cheaper, especially the Langoustine - or scampi as it is known more popularly in the UK.

It is annoying that many of the fishmongers have closed down here in the UK.
94
14/01/2021 15:22:16 7 8
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On Wednesday Boris Johnson said he understood the "temporary frustration" of the fishing industry and promised to provide compensation.
Environment Secretary George Eustice told the Commons on Thursday that he was "looking closely" at the issue.
Labour said No 10 appeared to be backtracking on the PM's commitment.

Heck ... the government is just checking details whilst labour says just pay them
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14/01/2021 15:22:46 20 3
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Anyway, I'm sure Gove said that Britain has had enough of exports (or something along those lines).
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14/01/2021 15:22:50 20 6
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Scotland’s fishing industry lobbied by a few rich quota owners said Brexit & the end of percieved EU influence over UK waters would be a sea of opportunity.

But many fishermen on the west coast and islands of Scotland’s inshore waters who opposed brexit find It’s a sea of disaster for the many.

Tory Fisheries minister didnt read Brexit deal because she was at nativity event.

Tories Lie.
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14/01/2021 15:19:58 18 7
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BBC Scotland have sat on this story for two weeks, while facilitating D. Ross nightly whines and smears on its news program, no questions, no interptions.
No Sane person believes a word Johnson utters regarding Scotland, but we pay a big whack to the BBC for honest journalism. It's time we had a return for our money.
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Removed
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14/01/2021 15:19:07 11 3
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Imported/Exported what and with what countries?

Do you shout at footballers from the sidelines?
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DJL
14/01/2021 15:24:22 2 4
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Horticultural products from China, Russia, Balkans, Canada, US, South Africa, New Zealand - wide enough spread for you or will you just rest on your sarcasm?
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14/01/2021 15:25:14 11 1
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- "Earlier this month, the Scottish Seafood Association said exports to the EU were being hit by 'red tape' delays in Scotland and France."

Perhaps it's time for British people to develop a taste for some of that fish, such as mackerel or herring, in other words to go beyond the somewhat tasteless battered fried stuff.
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14/01/2021 15:45:10 4 0
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Being unable to sell to the EU could reduce prices in the UK.

How many fishermen could make a living out of it is another question.
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14/01/2021 15:25:15 13 4
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Rejoice, rejoice there's a rumour that Boris has managed to find his elbow. If he can just tell the difference between this and his ars* the country might stand a chance.

Bozo and his U turns, if he does any more he will be spinning.
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14/01/2021 15:28:41 8 2
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If we could persuade him to wear a special suit made of magnets and stand in an appropriately designed coil setup, the resulting dynamo power generated from his constant u-turns would power the country.
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MVS
14/01/2021 15:40:51 1 2
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So you were lulled into believing Mr. Johnson had done a U turn and did not even bother to read the article?