Post-Brexit trade: Boris Johnson calls for eat British fish campaign
25/02/2021 | news | politics | 2,437
The PM promises action to boost the industry - but Labour says his Brexit deal threatens jobs.
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25/02/2021 10:31:48 15 14
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Absolutely, just stick it in the supermarkets, ready prepared and at a reasonable price.

Clearly labelled as being sourced in Britain and it’ll get eaten.
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25/02/2021 10:39:12 19 1
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If we are so keen on this fish; why were we not eating it already?
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25/02/2021 10:32:16 40 7
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We should eat British fish because Johnson is incompetent?
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25/02/2021 10:43:56 2 28
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Despite Johnson.
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25/02/2021 10:34:10 5 21
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One more benefit of leaving the EU; we'll eat better without their fish.
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25/02/2021 10:37:59 19 3
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Really? Keep telling yourself this nonsense.
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25/02/2021 12:02:17 1 0
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Talking out of your wrasse.
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25/02/2021 10:34:44 146 30
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Why would I want to eat something that I would not under normal circumstances buy just to try and help the government get itself out of a mess that it created?
Because you are not a sulky, spiteful loser who can't let go......

But sadly sounds like you are.
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25/02/2021 11:08:09 34 1
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Yeah, you are obviously unpatriotic and hate the country because you won't eat british eels en masse.
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25/02/2021 16:00:10 14 1
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I guess Brexiters will be eating a lot of fish soon. A lot.
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25/02/2021 10:35:11 7 20
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The answer is simple - the EU has shown that they have no regard for the withdrawal agreement when it suits them, so we we should inilaterally withdraw and ban all EU boats from OUR waters.
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25/02/2021 10:37:16 17 6
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and further cripple the already badly damaged UK economy.
Great idea poyndexter.
Is the idiocy of the brextremists without end?
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25/02/2021 10:48:06 6 0
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And you're going to enforce this how?

We don't have enough fishery protection vessels to enforce this.

Perhaps you want to use one of the £3Bn Carriers to protect this £850M industry?
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25/02/2021 11:12:22 8 0
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Is there really any reality in the claims that the EU are breaking the withdrawal agreement or following their rules and regulations relating to independent sovereign nations outside the EU..

It seems more likely they are following it to the letter otherwise, as I understand it, we could take legal action or at least call for mediation on the contentious issues.
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25/02/2021 10:35:11 7 20
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The answer is simple - the EU has shown that they have no regard for the withdrawal agreement when it suits them, so we we should inilaterally withdraw and ban all EU boats from OUR waters.
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25/02/2021 10:37:16 17 6
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and further cripple the already badly damaged UK economy.
Great idea poyndexter.
Is the idiocy of the brextremists without end?
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25/02/2021 10:34:10 5 21
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One more benefit of leaving the EU; we'll eat better without their fish.
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25/02/2021 10:37:59 19 3
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Really? Keep telling yourself this nonsense.
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25/02/2021 10:38:02 87 11
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British? I didn't realise fish had passports.
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25/02/2021 10:40:50 104 18
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But they do still have freedom of movement which even our Brexiters can't stop
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25/02/2021 11:02:38 28 1
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Didn't you know we have the happiest fish in the world because they are british fish and even if they can't be sold when caught then its all good... well according to JRM anyway
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25/02/2021 10:39:00 8 20
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Best British fish

lead by example

put it in the food banks

serve it in the hospitals schools and prisons

have NOTHING ELSE on the HOC & HOL menus
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25/02/2021 10:45:13 2 18
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I'm allergic to shellfish , unfortunately
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25/02/2021 11:41:40 4 0
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"have NOTHING ELSE on the HOC & HOL menus"

Nearly agree with you. HOL didn't want Brexit, they were too wise. But HOC, yes. Especially this Parliament.
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25/02/2021 10:31:48 15 14
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Absolutely, just stick it in the supermarkets, ready prepared and at a reasonable price.

Clearly labelled as being sourced in Britain and it’ll get eaten.
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25/02/2021 10:39:12 19 1
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If we are so keen on this fish; why were we not eating it already?
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25/02/2021 10:45:06 2 5
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Because currently it is not available to us! It is exported to the EU and we then import what we eat - yes stupid is as stupid does!!
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25/02/2021 10:55:05 4 1
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We currently have the incredibly bizarre situation where the UK is surrounded by abundant fishing waters but is a net IMPORTER of fish!
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25/02/2021 10:40:12 26 6
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Why did nobody try to warn HMG that the brexit deal being proposed and negotiated could end up causing major problems for the fishing industry?

Was there nobody bright enough to foresee this?
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25/02/2021 10:47:46 1 23
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Despite the fishing industry.
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25/02/2021 11:06:03 8 0
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Probably didn't help that the minister responsible for fisheries was too busy to read the deal.
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25/02/2021 11:48:32 6 0
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Apparently not. It isn't just the fishing industry either. There's a vast range of industries that have all been thrown under Boris' red bus.

Brexit. We've been stitched up like a kipper! (sorry, some one had to say it....)
26/02/2021 09:45:56 0 0
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If only there had been a MEP on the European Parliament Fisheries Committee that could have stood up for the UK fishermen.

Oh wait, we did have one but he only attended one out of 42 meetings.

Now remind me again, what was his name?
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25/02/2021 10:34:44 146 30
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Why would I want to eat something that I would not under normal circumstances buy just to try and help the government get itself out of a mess that it created?
Because you are not a sulky, spiteful loser who can't let go......

But sadly sounds like you are.
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25/02/2021 11:38:12 47 7
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So Brexit freedom is being forced to buy fish even though we don't like eating fish? I honestly cannot keep up with all this freedom and winning...
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25/02/2021 11:38:21 40 9
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Like many Brexit supporters, you don't seem to have realised yet. We ALL lost.

Brexit is steadily destroying the UK.
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25/02/2021 11:43:34 32 9
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And you are living in denial with your head well and truly buried in the sand. Like many brexiteers you have allowed your hate of immigrants to cloud your vision on what is best for this country. hence we are now in this mess all of your own making.
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25/02/2021 13:11:40 0 5
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Lol, great comment!
Looking at the size of Bozo, he could do with eating more British fish....?? Removed
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25/02/2021 10:48:16 10 0
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Is the clown feeling quilty after screwing over our fishing industry with his "oven ready" deal? ??
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25/02/2021 10:38:02 87 11
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British? I didn't realise fish had passports.
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25/02/2021 10:40:50 104 18
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But they do still have freedom of movement which even our Brexiters can't stop
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25/02/2021 10:41:26 4 19
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Why are we not eating it already?
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25/02/2021 10:42:09 5 29
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Because the EU was nabbing it all
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25/02/2021 10:42:56 8 0
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When was the last time you saw a chippie serving hake and chips?
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25/02/2021 11:41:24 4 0
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Because the Great British Brexiteers preferer Cod or Haddock.
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25/02/2021 10:41:26 4 19
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Why are we not eating it already?
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25/02/2021 10:42:09 5 29
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Because the EU was nabbing it all
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25/02/2021 10:51:35 11 0
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Nonsense! UK fishermen would go where the market is, they are not being told where to sell it. Why would they go through the trouble of transporting it to EU countries if they could just sell it here upon landing? Fish are not an endless resource - Brexiters' lies seem to be.
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25/02/2021 11:24:24 6 0
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Against UK fishermen's will? Come on now...
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25/02/2021 11:35:53 7 0
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Because the UK consumers didn't want it! D"uh!??
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25/02/2021 10:43:54 152 21
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The coastal communities that will be affected by this need someone to blame.

The Tories called the referendum.
The Tories campaigned to leave.
The Tories negotiated the current trade agreement with the EU.

But like the DUP before them they appear to be blaming the EU.

We can't affect EU policy any more (we left 14 months ago) maybe it's time to address how this situation has arisen?
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25/02/2021 10:52:03 9 111
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Despite the EU?

I don't think so, matey
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25/02/2021 11:56:05 21 1
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You missed one important group to blame, England voted to leave! Scotland, Northern Ireland not forgetting Gibralter voted overwhelmingly to remain, While Wales voted to leave by a very small majority!
25/02/2021 20:08:19 11 0
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How it has arisen, with lies from Bozo Farage and Gove, with the press barons wanting to keep their tax havens, with racism......
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25/02/2021 10:32:16 40 7
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We should eat British fish because Johnson is incompetent?
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25/02/2021 10:43:56 2 28
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Despite Johnson.
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25/02/2021 10:44:26 6 21
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Too many 'Short Termists' on HYS. The medium to long term effects of leaving the EU are far more important and Britain will be better off when ALL settles down.
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25/02/2021 10:46:50 5 18
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Mogg said this could take between one year and fifty years
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25/02/2021 11:29:27 3 0
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settles down to what , may i ask? American chlorinated chicken, hormone injected beef for starters. If this was an oven ready brexit deal then why are the livestock and fishing industries suffering so badly at the moment. When the dust settles we shall have a brexit trade agreement that looks like a cold turkey salad on a life support system - ie us the British Taxpayer.
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25/02/2021 10:44:42 192 32
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Boris screwed up, now he will try to shift the blame for the decimation of british fishing onto us.

Classic.
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25/02/2021 11:21:10 177 27
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Fishing was used as a nationalistic rallying point for Vote Leave - "taking back control" - and many fishermen voted leave.

Why should their business receive support when the consequences of Brexit to their business is, at least in part, self inflicted?

There are other businesses that did not vote for Brexit that are suffering from Brexit consequences.
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25/02/2021 12:39:42 5 3
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Based on the spawning grounds of Mackerel (and many of the important catches), I cannot see why any English person should have an involvement in fishing quotas.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jorgen-Berge/publication/282233492/figure/fig1/AS:391718554882069@1470404390144/Distribution-of-Atlantic-mackerel-blue-area-The-red-star-indicates-the-Isfjorden-and.png
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25/02/2021 14:10:02 12 1
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How did he screw up, he's pm - that's all he was interested in.
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25/02/2021 17:07:54 4 2
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..or covid?
25/02/2021 19:56:46 6 0
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Makes a change from blaming the EU.
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26/02/2021 17:11:57 0 0
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I'm waiting for him to explain to us that many of the fish in our waters were taking advantage of freedom of movement, and now that we're controlling our borders we've excluded them, making us winners.
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25/02/2021 10:39:12 19 1
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If we are so keen on this fish; why were we not eating it already?
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25/02/2021 10:45:06 2 5
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Because currently it is not available to us! It is exported to the EU and we then import what we eat - yes stupid is as stupid does!!
Mackerel is readily available to us.
I regularly buy it at my local fish market.

The trouble is, Brits want cod, haddock, tuna and salmon.
They don't want mackerel.
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25/02/2021 10:45:07 14 1
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What happend with the Cake ?
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25/02/2021 10:48:14 8 17
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Fish cakes
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25/02/2021 11:37:05 6 0
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Unicorns ate the cake, they don't like fish.??????
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25/02/2021 10:39:00 8 20
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Best British fish

lead by example

put it in the food banks

serve it in the hospitals schools and prisons

have NOTHING ELSE on the HOC & HOL menus
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25/02/2021 10:45:13 2 18
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I'm allergic to shellfish , unfortunately
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25/02/2021 10:45:43 4 14
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'Wonderif' the EU is being vindictive when the EU banning shellfish imports from UK economic waters because of contamination but fighting tooth and nail to protect the EU fishing rights in those very same waters?

'Wonderif' they will strip the UK waters with their supertrawlers as they have done in other areas creating a serious problem with fish stocks and then 'foxtrot oscar'?
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25/02/2021 11:18:53 8 0
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The EU is applying rules on seafood imports from third countries which the UK helped to draw up more than 10 years ago. As the UK chose to leave and become a third country, so the rule is applied. None of this is new and the UK negotiators were fully aware this is what would happen.
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25/02/2021 13:55:42 0 0
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The petition is still open on the GOV UK petitions site - Number 550730 ( Ban Supertrawlers )
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25/02/2021 10:44:26 6 21
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Too many 'Short Termists' on HYS. The medium to long term effects of leaving the EU are far more important and Britain will be better off when ALL settles down.
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25/02/2021 10:46:50 5 18
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Mogg said this could take between one year and fifty years
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25/02/2021 10:52:12 7 0
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Since that is such broad timescale it's meaningless.
26/02/2021 09:47:54 0 0
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Don't remember that on the side of a bus.
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25/02/2021 10:46:55 9 1
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The choice at present in our supermarkets is abysmal and has been for some time.

We are fortunate that there is a good Fishmonger relatively near us where we have a good choice of recently caught fresh fish.

It doesn't have to be bland, battered and accommpanied by chips.

Come on supermarkets do your bit.
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25/02/2021 10:51:23 2 17
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They're a bit distracted with laying off staff at the moment, though
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25/02/2021 10:40:12 26 6
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Why did nobody try to warn HMG that the brexit deal being proposed and negotiated could end up causing major problems for the fishing industry?

Was there nobody bright enough to foresee this?
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25/02/2021 10:47:46 1 23
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Despite the fishing industry.
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25/02/2021 10:35:11 7 20
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The answer is simple - the EU has shown that they have no regard for the withdrawal agreement when it suits them, so we we should inilaterally withdraw and ban all EU boats from OUR waters.
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25/02/2021 10:48:06 6 0
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And you're going to enforce this how?

We don't have enough fishery protection vessels to enforce this.

Perhaps you want to use one of the £3Bn Carriers to protect this £850M industry?
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25/02/2021 10:45:07 14 1
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What happend with the Cake ?
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25/02/2021 10:48:14 8 17
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Fish cakes
Looking at the size of Bozo, he could do with eating more British fish....?? Removed
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25/02/2021 10:48:16 10 0
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Is the clown feeling quilty after screwing over our fishing industry with his "oven ready" deal? ??
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25/02/2021 10:48:20 121 16
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Here we are, BJ: another slogan, another 'patriotic' sticky-plaster for his failed policies, trying to mop up the mess of his/Brexiters' lies. The Brits could have eaten their UK fish all along while being a member of the EU.

Never in the history of man, have so many been lied to so much by so few...(for so little gain - or should I say: any gain?)
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25/02/2021 11:05:48 113 19
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The "country" elected an inveterate liar, what on earth do they expect! Brexit has been a fiasco from start to finish!??
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25/02/2021 13:36:48 2 22
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Never in the history of man have so many people moaned as Remainers do on the BBC. They never stop.
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25/02/2021 17:22:17 12 0
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Oh no...there was a lot of gain...for Farage. Made a good career and a great deal of money out of Brexit.
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25/02/2021 10:41:26 4 19
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Why are we not eating it already?
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25/02/2021 10:42:56 8 0
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When was the last time you saw a chippie serving hake and chips?
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25/02/2021 10:46:55 9 1
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The choice at present in our supermarkets is abysmal and has been for some time.

We are fortunate that there is a good Fishmonger relatively near us where we have a good choice of recently caught fresh fish.

It doesn't have to be bland, battered and accommpanied by chips.

Come on supermarkets do your bit.
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25/02/2021 10:51:23 2 17
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They're a bit distracted with laying off staff at the moment, though
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25/02/2021 10:42:09 5 29
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Because the EU was nabbing it all
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25/02/2021 10:51:35 11 0
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Nonsense! UK fishermen would go where the market is, they are not being told where to sell it. Why would they go through the trouble of transporting it to EU countries if they could just sell it here upon landing? Fish are not an endless resource - Brexiters' lies seem to be.
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25/02/2021 10:45:07 289 78
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Brexiters begging the public to bail them out of destroying the fishing industry. What ever happened to the sunny up lands? You couldn't make up the ineptness of this bunch of clowns.
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25/02/2021 11:03:31 184 47
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Vote for clowns, we get clowns!??
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25/02/2021 12:34:42 28 12
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I was in Morrisons a couple of weeks ago and noticed that they had loads of oysters for sale. I don't recall seeing them sell oysters so prominently before. I guess this is their way of asking us to bail out the shellfish industry who predominately voted leave. Needless to say I didn't buy any, they should be made to feel the full consequences of their vote.
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25/02/2021 13:33:51 9 49
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You couldn't make up the brainless repetitiveness of Remoaner complaints.
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25/02/2021 16:20:16 8 0
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Inept does not come close enough
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26/02/2021 22:42:02 0 0
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Alas Boris has not had his final fish'n chips with english electorate, they'll vote him back in for another decade!
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25/02/2021 10:47:37 22 5
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You know what would really encourage many of us to eat a lot more fish? If the price of most of it wasn't such a complete rip-off. Fillet steak is often cheaper!
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25/02/2021 11:02:49 10 2
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Let's hope Boris is prepared to subsidise UK fishing so the prices can come down!??
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25/02/2021 11:03:37 4 0
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Absolutely agree. When I was younger fish was the poor man's food
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25/02/2021 10:43:54 152 21
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The coastal communities that will be affected by this need someone to blame.

The Tories called the referendum.
The Tories campaigned to leave.
The Tories negotiated the current trade agreement with the EU.

But like the DUP before them they appear to be blaming the EU.

We can't affect EU policy any more (we left 14 months ago) maybe it's time to address how this situation has arisen?
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25/02/2021 10:52:03 9 111
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Despite the EU?

I don't think so, matey
26/02/2021 13:13:41 2 0
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Who said despite the EU? Only you. Not like you to words into other people's mouths. Oh wait.
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25/02/2021 10:46:50 5 18
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Mogg said this could take between one year and fifty years
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25/02/2021 10:52:12 7 0
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Since that is such broad timescale it's meaningless.
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25/02/2021 11:38:25 2 0
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Pretty much like Mogg.
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25/02/2021 10:52:38 167 35
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Bozo the clown is feeling quilty because he screwed over our fishermen with his "oven ready" deal.....??
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25/02/2021 11:03:59 75 169
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Yes. If the EU is blocking our shellfish we should block access to British waters.
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25/02/2021 11:25:39 40 1
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He screwed them over when he sold them Brexit.
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25/02/2021 12:07:13 16 1
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He doesn't know guilt - ask his kids.
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25/02/2021 13:46:01 12 0
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Who said he's feeling guilty? We doesn't give a toss about the fishermen, as long as he's the PM and his buddies take all the government contracts.
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25/02/2021 13:50:01 9 0
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Spaffer has never felt guilty about anything in his life. He is world king after all - guilt is for the plebs
25/02/2021 19:17:05 5 0
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IMHO Johnson does not feel any guilt for the consequences of any of his actions or lack of action.
26/02/2021 12:29:46 0 0
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The fishermen themselves should feel guilty for voting for something they had NO idea how it would affect them......... Bed and lie in it comes to mind
26/02/2021 12:43:29 0 0
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I don't think Boris does guilt, he's too arrogant
26/02/2021 15:36:16 0 0
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Bozo feels no guilt.
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25/02/2021 10:54:50 8 2
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Get Boris on TV force feeding his children Jellied eels, like Gummer did with a Burger
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25/02/2021 10:39:12 19 1
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If we are so keen on this fish; why were we not eating it already?
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25/02/2021 10:55:05 4 1
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We currently have the incredibly bizarre situation where the UK is surrounded by abundant fishing waters but is a net IMPORTER of fish!
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25/02/2021 10:55:34 70 6
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Shouldn't we be checking with Jacob Rees Mogg to find out if these fish are happy to be caught and eaten first?
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25/02/2021 10:55:56 183 29
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Most Brits will not eat the fish caught in its waters which is why they were sold to the EU in the first place. Instead we gorge ourselves on Cod caught off the coast of Iceland. This is just another gimmick to try to deflect from the appalling Trade Deal that Boris signed and forced through Parliament without any scrutiny just so he could "Get Brexit Done" AT ANY COST.
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25/02/2021 11:35:30 122 20
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You're 100% spot on.

He hasn't 'got Brexit done' at all. What we have now is a million miles away from the Brexit the UK was promised on the run up to the 2016 referendum.

If something isn't done soon, the damage will be irreparable. Throwing money at it is not a solution. There isn't enough money in the UK to fix this. This require a fundamental change in our relationship with the EU.
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25/02/2021 11:33:27 5 11
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The trade deal he forced through because no one could accept no deal?
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25/02/2021 11:52:09 28 0
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While I agree with most of your post. You are quite wrong BREXIT is most certainly not done! the problems of BREXIT and the supposedly great deal problems will rumble on for years! probably costing untold numbers of jobs.
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25/02/2021 13:59:33 6 0
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The few Brits who eat fish are dying out. Younger people don't want to see signs of real dead animals in their food, hence the popularity of burgers. Mash the hake into fish fingers coated in breadcrumbs and they'll sell. I'll be enjoying Mackarel still.
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25/02/2021 15:55:12 6 12
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We buy and eat cod because it is tasty decent fish hake, mullet etc. are not! they are cheap inferior fish!! That's why people don't buy them! Does anyone buy shin of beef when they want a decent sirloin steak? I think not!
25/02/2021 18:35:58 0 0
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And by Chinese trawlers.
25/02/2021 19:57:03 0 3
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This is not the fault of the vote to leave but the hard rights version of Brexit. We could stay in the single market for goods which is what we joined back in 1973 which would sort all these problems.
25/02/2021 20:03:05 4 0
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Bozo wanted the drama of a last minute deal and never mind the consequences. He should have made the deal 6 months ago and allowed plenty of time for the right procedures to be put into place.
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25/02/2021 10:56:11 2 8
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Having homemade fish pie tonight, UK caught fish, lovely, not your frozen fish pies imported from the EU.
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25/02/2021 11:01:11 12 0
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Do we import fish pies from the EU?

I know we import a lot of white fish from Norway and Iceland.
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25/02/2021 11:01:18 4 0
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And how much is this costing you???
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25/02/2021 11:03:55 4 0
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Cool story bro
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25/02/2021 11:00:36 122 14
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So is the PM prepared to subsidise the fishing industry to make their product more affordable to hard presses UK families?

I love Cromer Crabs but at £5 a go, it's a rare treat, not a daily staple!

Again, this is more populist rubbish from a weak ineffective PM!??
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25/02/2021 12:49:49 83 13
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Yes, this is the Tory party who voted not to feed the UK kids in summer 2020, now telling us to purchase food we don't like to eat, and cannot afford, so as to save their face as a PR exercise due to their gross incompetence on the Brexit deal.

The Tories are very much disconnected from the real life of people in the UK.
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25/02/2021 14:28:00 2 0
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Or just the ability to find somewhere local you can by the product would help.
25/02/2021 20:27:51 0 0
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Birthday treat.
26/02/2021 12:32:23 0 0
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If you are choking at £5 for a crab ........... cant wait to see your reaction when other prices start to rise due to the Brexit fiasco .........
All along it was acknowledged that Brexit = higher prices, but to some "taking back control" and blue passports were more important
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25/02/2021 10:56:11 2 8
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Having homemade fish pie tonight, UK caught fish, lovely, not your frozen fish pies imported from the EU.
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25/02/2021 11:01:11 12 0
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Do we import fish pies from the EU?

I know we import a lot of white fish from Norway and Iceland.
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25/02/2021 10:56:11 2 8
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Having homemade fish pie tonight, UK caught fish, lovely, not your frozen fish pies imported from the EU.
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25/02/2021 11:01:18 4 0
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And how much is this costing you???
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25/02/2021 11:10:45 4 0
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Half his pension ... ;)
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25/02/2021 11:01:25 6 5
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Let's get the fish in the supermarkets labelled UK or Eu caught product so consumers know who they're supporting.
8
25/02/2021 10:38:02 87 11
bbc
British? I didn't realise fish had passports.
49
25/02/2021 11:02:38 28 1
bbc
Didn't you know we have the happiest fish in the world because they are british fish and even if they can't be sold when caught then its all good... well according to JRM anyway
50
25/02/2021 11:02:47 6 4
bbc
As usual, the same old names on HYS trotting out the same rhetorical phrases they do every day. Personally I was always agnostic on Brexit - could see pros and cons (and an awful lot of lies) on BOTH sides. But now we've left, ppl need to get off their hobby-horses and start finding way to make things better. If that means encouraging consumers to eat more locally-sourced fish then I'm all for it.
218
25/02/2021 11:55:42 3 2
bbc
I voted to remain. But it was a close call. It's only since the referendum, and realising just how much cheating and lying had been going on to support the Brexit cause, that I became a stanch supporter of the EU. The facts all point towards Brexit being a complete failure.

I honestly don't know how we move on. Brexit is just pointless. Especially as we'll be back in the EU at some point.
36
25/02/2021 10:47:37 22 5
bbc
You know what would really encourage many of us to eat a lot more fish? If the price of most of it wasn't such a complete rip-off. Fillet steak is often cheaper!
51
25/02/2021 11:02:49 10 2
bbc
Let's hope Boris is prepared to subsidise UK fishing so the prices can come down!??
188
25/02/2021 11:45:55 7 0
bbc
I hope not. As a country, we're in enough debt as it is.

The fishing industry largely supported Brexit. So, I don't see why public money should be thrown at them to support their industry. They were warned this would happen, and they ignored those warnings.
422
25/02/2021 13:16:44 3 0
bbc
Your post should read let's hope Boris is prepared to use tax payers money to subsidise UK fishing. He certainly wont use his own.
52
25/02/2021 11:03:13 2 5
bbc
Please don't get celebrity Chefs involved there are far too many on our TV's, good marketing is all it needs . If there is an abundance of "British" seafood then the prices should become more affordable and increase its availability via markets / fishmongers and supermarkets. I am big fan of seafood so am looking forward having an wider affordable supply.
106
nsf
25/02/2021 11:25:24 0 0
bbc
That's true just pop to falmouth chef's every wear
109
25/02/2021 11:25:47 1 0
bbc
You will be waiting a very long time.
53
25/02/2021 11:03:20 1 1
bbc
'Wonderif' you find it odd that after a quick trawl (sorry about that one !) through the Belgian press - nothing mentioned about the Brexit issue?
67
25/02/2021 11:09:00 9 1
bbc
Probably because it isn't affecting them in the same way it's affecting us! The EU got the better deal, we got an inveterate liar, who told us how "fantastic" his deal was, without reading it first!!!! Detail is always Boris's downfall!! ??
54
Bob
25/02/2021 11:03:24 69 11
bbc
Perhaps if they fisherpersons didn't vote for Brexit in the first place they wouldn't be in this mess.
35
25/02/2021 10:45:07 289 78
bbc
Brexiters begging the public to bail them out of destroying the fishing industry. What ever happened to the sunny up lands? You couldn't make up the ineptness of this bunch of clowns.
55
25/02/2021 11:03:31 184 47
bbc
Vote for clowns, we get clowns!??
112
25/02/2021 11:07:12 30 6
bbc
Not my monkey, not my circus.
411
25/02/2021 12:52:41 9 36
bbc
Vote Labour,get Hindsight!
474
25/02/2021 13:34:28 15 10
bbc
We should certainly have voted for Corbyn, shouldn't we?
498
25/02/2021 13:43:15 5 24
bbc
Welcome to BBC Remoanfest number 100. Don't forget your cliches. It doesn't matter how often you have used them. 'sunlit uplands', 'oven ready deal', etc.

Just keep ranting and raving about Brexit for another five years! The British Remainer Corporation will give you plenty of opportunities.
598
25/02/2021 14:15:41 2 14
bbc
"Vote for clowns, we get clowns!"

And what were the alternatives? we could have chosen the Party of indecision, or the Deluded fools... No party had/has anyone competent enough to do the job.
25/02/2021 20:16:29 3 1
bbc
Give idiots the vote they vote for idiots. Especially one who can not comb his hair.
36
25/02/2021 10:47:37 22 5
bbc
You know what would really encourage many of us to eat a lot more fish? If the price of most of it wasn't such a complete rip-off. Fillet steak is often cheaper!
56
25/02/2021 11:03:37 4 0
bbc
Absolutely agree. When I was younger fish was the poor man's food
143
25/02/2021 11:17:12 1 0
bbc
Fond memories. We were definitely not well off, but I can often remember having plaice. Battered cod was also very common for school dinners.
57
jk
25/02/2021 11:03:41 108 21
bbc
Another industry that will go to the wall thanks to Bungling Boris.....
178
25/02/2021 11:44:47 58 20
bbc
and his berxit billions.
290
25/02/2021 12:20:45 8 0
bbc
This will wind up the right wing......

Yeah, there are stories in other news outlets where the governor of the Bank of England is complaining that the EU are using capitalistic policies to move financial trading from London to the EU.

It is obvious that the BBC is pro-Tory for not running that story, destroying the Brexit fantasy and Tory competence in not negotiating the deal for finance....
26/02/2021 12:34:46 0 0
bbc
the industry voted for it ........... the fisherman made their own beds, now lie in them...
39
25/02/2021 10:52:38 167 35
bbc
Bozo the clown is feeling quilty because he screwed over our fishermen with his "oven ready" deal.....??
58
jon
25/02/2021 11:03:59 75 169
bbc
Yes. If the EU is blocking our shellfish we should block access to British waters.
61
25/02/2021 11:05:54 81 6
bbc
Well they did warn us about this at the start and we still signed off on the deal. Can't blame the EU on this one
65
25/02/2021 11:07:47 74 5
bbc
Trying to blame the EU for our PM's bad deal...that's funny. The fishermen were demonstrating outside Parliament because of the clowns deal he agreed ??
73
25/02/2021 11:12:26 73 8
bbc
EU is enforcing the rules that Boris & his unelected Cabinet Minister negotiated & signed upto! How the heck is the EUs fault???
74
25/02/2021 11:12:28 80 7
bbc
The UK supported the EU's decision to block third-party countries from importing shellfish into the EU. The UK then voted to become a third-party country knowing full well that this would mean shellfish exports to the EU would be blocked. We've been told for 5 years that leave voters knew exactly what they were voting for so you can't complain about this now
111
25/02/2021 11:26:32 47 1
bbc
Will they be the waters that our fishing industry sold them many years ago?
113
25/02/2021 11:27:30 27 5
bbc
That's right, send in the gun boats. Show Johnny foreigner what's what. We're British by God.
154
25/02/2021 11:40:15 37 1
bbc
They are not blocking our shellfish. They are applying the rules we helped draft. All imported shellfish to the EU must be purified in clean seawater tanks first and certified. In case you forgot, the #WeKnewWhatWeVotedFor crowd forced us out of the EU. We're now a 3rd country subject to 3rd Country rules. If you don't like that particular rule take it up with Farage, it was his job.
Moron. FACT ;) Removed
319
25/02/2021 12:30:08 28 1
bbc
The EU is not blocking our shellfish! Whilst in the EU, the British government agreed that shellfish needs to come from class A waters in order to be fit for human consumption.
We agreed that 3rd countries are not allowed to sell substandard shellfish to the EU. Now that we chose to be a 3rd country, it suddenly dawns on us that most of our waters are class B and therefore has higher e.coli, Duh!
start sinking a few illegal boats .. fishing and dingies .. they may take the hint then Removed
573
25/02/2021 14:04:41 10 0
bbc
The EU is not " blocking " our fish. Bojo and the rest of the liars peddling brexit knew the rules- we British helped shape them. Brexiteers lied and idiots and xenophobes bought the lie. :(
594
25/02/2021 14:12:58 11 0
bbc
Boris Johnsonov's terrible British-business-ruining Brexit Deal is blocking our shellfish from being sold to the EU! It's Johnsonov's terrible Brexit Deal that is the problem, not the EU! This is what Johnsonov signed up to!
626
25/02/2021 14:30:13 13 0
bbc
The EU are applying the same rules to UK as to other 3rd parties, Bozo and chums walked straight into this mess, eyes wide shut
695
25/02/2021 15:00:53 3 1
bbc
With what?

You may have noticed we're having enough trouble stemming the tide of dinghies flowing across the channel as it is...Despite claims Brexit would allow us control of our borders.
955
25/02/2021 17:24:57 9 0
bbc
You will find the EU are not blocking our shellfish. We are now treated as a third country hence we are treated the same as all non EU members. Purify before it is allowed in.
25/02/2021 19:34:08 1 0
bbc
With what? The 4.2 vessels left in the Royal Navy?
25/02/2021 20:01:03 5 0
bbc
They are not blocking shellfish, they are just doing what the brexiteers wanted, applying 3rd country status to Britain, 3rd country status means that our fishermen have to make sure the shellfish are properly clean before they are shipped into Europe, as a member of the single market we didn't have to do that, we could ship them uncleaned and the people at the other end could clean them instead.
25/02/2021 20:59:13 3 0
bbc
The EU is not blocking our shellfish. It was made clear during the referendum that our shellfish exports to the EU would be treated as third country exports to the EU, because we wanted to leave the EU and become a third country. That's all that's happened. Chickens (fish) coming home to roost!
26/02/2021 08:39:13 1 0
bbc
The EU is not "blocking" anything that it wouldn't block from any other third country. You voted for Brexit (I presume) and you've got it.

Unfortunately so have those of us that could see the writing on the wall.
26/02/2021 12:31:38 0 0
bbc
must be lovely to be able to cherry-pick bits of agreements you sign-up to and disregard the inconvenient parts.
26/02/2021 13:45:45 0 0
bbc
They can treat non-member however they want. This is what you voted for. Suck it up and shut up.
59
25/02/2021 11:04:55 5 1
bbc
Agreed, British caught fish is very good, fresh and very tasty.
69
25/02/2021 11:10:41 6 0
bbc
And pricey! ??
89
25/02/2021 11:19:17 3 0
bbc
if you like fish that is
31
25/02/2021 10:48:20 121 16
bbc
Here we are, BJ: another slogan, another 'patriotic' sticky-plaster for his failed policies, trying to mop up the mess of his/Brexiters' lies. The Brits could have eaten their UK fish all along while being a member of the EU.

Never in the history of man, have so many been lied to so much by so few...(for so little gain - or should I say: any gain?)
60
25/02/2021 11:05:48 113 19
bbc
The "country" elected an inveterate liar, what on earth do they expect! Brexit has been a fiasco from start to finish!??
58
jon
25/02/2021 11:03:59 75 169
bbc
Yes. If the EU is blocking our shellfish we should block access to British waters.
61
25/02/2021 11:05:54 81 6
bbc
Well they did warn us about this at the start and we still signed off on the deal. Can't blame the EU on this one
129
25/02/2021 11:33:33 8 47
bbc
You can blame the EU ... if those same fish are caught by a French trawler they suddenly become acceptable ... if by a UK trawler they are not.

Can't wait for the end of July when the UK can ban things like EU mineral water which is very profitable for their producers in the EU ... after all we must have each batch tested to ensure the water is safe mustn't we.
382
25/02/2021 13:04:36 1 28
bbc
The EU have renaged on this aspect of the deal.
11
25/02/2021 10:40:12 26 6
bbc
Why did nobody try to warn HMG that the brexit deal being proposed and negotiated could end up causing major problems for the fishing industry?

Was there nobody bright enough to foresee this?
62
25/02/2021 11:06:03 8 0
bbc
Probably didn't help that the minister responsible for fisheries was too busy to read the deal.
63
NRB
bbc
So when Farrage tossed fish into the Thames he already had known that Brexit would trash the UK fishing industry and he was symbolically throwing it away - where is that imbecile now?? Removed
95
25/02/2021 11:22:10 173 17
bbc
Doing dodgy financial adverts on Youtube.
137
25/02/2021 11:35:31 69 2
bbc
Oh he's already moved onto finding something else to whip his gullible followers into getting upset over. Stirring up hatred towards China now alongside his daily rants about asylum seekers. One trick pony that only simple minds can follow. Unfortunately this country is full of a lot of simple minds...
448
25/02/2021 13:25:54 55 6
bbc
Farage is pure A grade.

A grade A lyer, a grade A shyster and a grade A swindler.
664
25/02/2021 14:49:48 7 6
bbc
In Germany Farage is pronounced as Fuhrage
723
25/02/2021 15:12:56 32 6
bbc
I'd be in hiding too if I were him, one of the biggest advocates for ruining our country
748
25/02/2021 15:35:08 31 2
bbc
But these are happy British fish .. Jacob Rees Smug told us so!
771
25/02/2021 15:50:32 21 3
bbc
Lest we forget, he also didn't attend the Fisheries Policy meetings in the EU Parliament when he was MEP. You would think if he cares so much about British fish, that he would take the chance to make his country's voice heard on the matter.

Worse still, people voted for him. Talk about being gullible.
868
25/02/2021 16:32:15 4 8
bbc
How is the industry trashed I dont understand. Scotland went on and on and on about fishing waters, they got more.
64
25/02/2021 11:07:03 23 1
bbc
Would love to eat our fish and shellfish. Lucky person below who can get a Cromer crab for £5. They cost a minimum of £16 in Walton on Thames. Bet they did not charge the French that when they did not need us to buy the fish.
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25/02/2021 11:53:52 3 8
bbc
They are a lot cheaper on the coast but if you can afford to live in Walton on Thames you can afford to pay higher prices for shellfish.
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jon
25/02/2021 11:03:59 75 169
bbc
Yes. If the EU is blocking our shellfish we should block access to British waters.
65
25/02/2021 11:07:47 74 5
bbc
Trying to blame the EU for our PM's bad deal...that's funny. The fishermen were demonstrating outside Parliament because of the clowns deal he agreed ??
665
25/02/2021 14:50:13 0 13
bbc
"Trying to blame the EU for our PM's bad deal"

We've been exporting shellfish to the EU for over 40 years with no problems, suddenly on January 01st our seawater becomes 'too dirty' for this to be allowed.

And you believe that it's Boris to blame and not the EU ?

Presumably the EU won't want any fish from our dirty water then ?
4
25/02/2021 10:34:44 146 30
bbc
Why would I want to eat something that I would not under normal circumstances buy just to try and help the government get itself out of a mess that it created?
66
25/02/2021 11:08:09 34 1
bbc
Yeah, you are obviously unpatriotic and hate the country because you won't eat british eels en masse.
26/02/2021 07:36:12 0 0
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Eels are a protected species.
53
25/02/2021 11:03:20 1 1
bbc
'Wonderif' you find it odd that after a quick trawl (sorry about that one !) through the Belgian press - nothing mentioned about the Brexit issue?
67
25/02/2021 11:09:00 9 1
bbc
Probably because it isn't affecting them in the same way it's affecting us! The EU got the better deal, we got an inveterate liar, who told us how "fantastic" his deal was, without reading it first!!!! Detail is always Boris's downfall!! ??
68
25/02/2021 11:09:43 96 14
bbc
Eat British fish?

So not being cooked in garlic is presumably what Rees-Mogg meant by happy British fish.

The Brexit failure Red bus rolls on ....

Take back control ... eat your own fish ....

We didn’t need to Brexit for that.

????
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25/02/2021 11:41:29 24 90
bbc
So quantify the Brexit failure ... after less than 2 months and covid.

These are the EEC/EU failures the UK put up with ... ever reducing GDP since joining, FOM which led to a lack of employment training and a focus on cheap service based employment, reducing trade with the EU since we joined, increased trading deficits since we joined ... then we would also be in the EU's failed vaccine program
59
25/02/2021 11:04:55 5 1
bbc
Agreed, British caught fish is very good, fresh and very tasty.
69
25/02/2021 11:10:41 6 0
bbc
And pricey! ??
80
25/02/2021 11:14:57 1 0
bbc
depends where you stay
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25/02/2021 11:48:31 0 1
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Good value where I buy it. Try finding a good fishmonger!
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25/02/2021 11:01:18 4 0
bbc
And how much is this costing you???
70
25/02/2021 11:10:45 4 0
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Half his pension ... ;)
71
25/02/2021 11:11:56 39 4
bbc
I suggest Bozzer should eat his own words.
88
25/02/2021 11:18:54 35 4
bbc
He would lose weight ... nothing in those words.

??????????
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25/02/2021 10:35:11 7 20
bbc
The answer is simple - the EU has shown that they have no regard for the withdrawal agreement when it suits them, so we we should inilaterally withdraw and ban all EU boats from OUR waters.
72
25/02/2021 11:12:22 8 0
bbc
Is there really any reality in the claims that the EU are breaking the withdrawal agreement or following their rules and regulations relating to independent sovereign nations outside the EU..

It seems more likely they are following it to the letter otherwise, as I understand it, we could take legal action or at least call for mediation on the contentious issues.
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jon
25/02/2021 11:03:59 75 169
bbc
Yes. If the EU is blocking our shellfish we should block access to British waters.
73
25/02/2021 11:12:26 73 8
bbc
EU is enforcing the rules that Boris & his unelected Cabinet Minister negotiated & signed upto! How the heck is the EUs fault???
83
25/02/2021 11:17:16 53 2
bbc
Exactly, if Boris was really concerned about this he wouldn't have signed the deal. Either he didn't care about those affected, or he was too afraid of the negative perceptions of the public if he did backtrack on his deal
851
25/02/2021 16:24:23 7 0
bbc
To all leavers, everything is the fault of the EU and remainers.
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jon
25/02/2021 11:03:59 75 169
bbc
Yes. If the EU is blocking our shellfish we should block access to British waters.
74
25/02/2021 11:12:28 80 7
bbc
The UK supported the EU's decision to block third-party countries from importing shellfish into the EU. The UK then voted to become a third-party country knowing full well that this would mean shellfish exports to the EU would be blocked. We've been told for 5 years that leave voters knew exactly what they were voting for so you can't complain about this now
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25/02/2021 11:24:04 59 1
bbc
In fact, whilst I agree with the tone of your post, third countries are not prevented from exporting shellfish to the EU. The fish simply has to meet the EU requirements for imported products before being sold. That adds costs and reduces the value of the catch. Fishermen voted unanimously for that, having previously voted for Nigel the Swindler not to represent them on the EU fisheries committee.
75
25/02/2021 11:12:57 1 11
bbc
Get it properly labelled with the Union Flag.

Get it in the supermarkets.

Get eating it.

Improve our diet and health.
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nsf
25/02/2021 11:22:27 0 3
bbc
Correct had smoked haddock from fishmongers in town beautiful
97
25/02/2021 11:22:33 5 0
bbc
Never heard of the Mediterranean diet?

??
76
25/02/2021 11:00:21 80 10
bbc
"Lets f?u?n?d? ?o?u?r? ?N?H?S? eat fish instead"
275
25/02/2021 12:12:28 52 5
bbc
Hihihi - very funny...

BJ's life motto: making it up as you go along...
26/02/2021 21:21:22 0 0
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Eat Fish >> Protect incompetents >> Save Boris
77
25/02/2021 11:01:36 89 8
bbc
The brexiteers are welcome to change their diets if that's what they need to make what they voted for work.
26/02/2021 12:38:46 4 0
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Along with a huge helping of humble pie !!
78
25/02/2021 11:14:21 4 3
bbc
We can only buy the fish that is in the shops - no fishmongers around here. The supermarkets only supply a small number of varieties and are closing their fresh fish counters. Also fish is packaged so you can't just buy one to try it out. Let's open some fishmongers shops
again please.
86
25/02/2021 11:18:15 2 0
bbc
Go ahead!
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25/02/2021 11:19:46 3 0
bbc
Absolutely, watched an old programme with Rick Stein the other night, and he was out Langoustine fishing, 95% go abroad the fisherman said. Nobody wants them in the UK. Utter rubbish, i would buy them, but you can't, no fishmongers and now the supermarkets have closed their fish counters.

The only way is mail order
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nsf
25/02/2021 11:21:01 0 0
bbc
Great fishmongers in dudley west Midlands
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25/02/2021 11:19:03 3 0
bbc
You're more than welcome to open a fishmongers, unfortunately you'll discover the lack of demand is why they closed.
592
25/02/2021 14:12:40 2 0
bbc
Suggest you open one and try to make a living from it if it's so easy. There is a reason for fish mongers closing.
79
25/02/2021 11:14:46 222 32
bbc
I understood that the British fishing industry was largely pro-Brexit and that the deal Johnson negotiated was "fantastic".

In which case, why is there a requirement for a campaign (presumably using taxpayer money) to to help an industry which is meant to be doing better as a result of Brexit?
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25/02/2021 11:37:42 124 40
bbc
I liken fishermen to turkeys voting for Christmas. Did they not have a brain between them.
725
25/02/2021 15:12:30 16 1
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its an interesting one, i watched the Cornish fishing series with interest, the old boys who just knew what charlatans were running the country pretty much voted to remain. The younger ones really did think this lot would negotiate a favorable deal have been conned.
you reap ..... what you sow...eh
841
25/02/2021 16:21:09 5 1
bbc
"fake shrug of the shoulder and Dunno is one example see M. Gove for other answers !!
25/02/2021 19:56:06 2 1
bbc
You mustn't ask awkward questions like that. Tut, tut.
26/02/2021 11:58:16 0 1
bbc
Good point
69
25/02/2021 11:10:41 6 0
bbc
And pricey! ??
80
25/02/2021 11:14:57 1 0
bbc
depends where you stay
44
25/02/2021 10:56:11 2 8
bbc
Having homemade fish pie tonight, UK caught fish, lovely, not your frozen fish pies imported from the EU.
81
25/02/2021 11:03:55 4 0
bbc
Cool story bro
433
25/02/2021 13:21:56 3 0
bbc
Also, not a true story.

The language and tone are distinctive - see 100s of other similar posts in most HYS - under 100s of sock-puppet aliases. All working for Mr Gove.
82
25/02/2021 11:15:42 95 19
bbc
I will say one thing about De Feffel Johnson, he's consistent at being incompetent. Just ask our fishermen amounst others??
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25/02/2021 11:30:09 82 15
bbc
It's true that Boris has raised Govt incompetence to "world beating" levels! This latest effort is his usual no actual substance!

What's the betting he'll appoint a "Fisheries Czar" in the next 2 weeks???
26/02/2021 12:39:34 0 0
bbc
Brexiteers knew this way before the vote ........ yet they chose to believe what they knew deep down were lies ......... fools
73
25/02/2021 11:12:26 73 8
bbc
EU is enforcing the rules that Boris & his unelected Cabinet Minister negotiated & signed upto! How the heck is the EUs fault???
83
25/02/2021 11:17:16 53 2
bbc
Exactly, if Boris was really concerned about this he wouldn't have signed the deal. Either he didn't care about those affected, or he was too afraid of the negative perceptions of the public if he did backtrack on his deal
84
25/02/2021 11:17:39 38 6
bbc
The fishermen voted us out of the EU and helped set us on the road to ruin, and now they want us to bail them out of the mess they helped to create? We're supposed to have sympathy for them? I don't think so.
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25/02/2021 11:18:09 28 4
bbc
“ There was "enormous scope" for a campaign to change the public's addiction to "bland" white fish from abroad”

Is this not blaming the British public for EU imports?

Why did we need to Brexit to force fish we don’t want down our throats ...

Bland argument .... from a desperate greedy me me me who cares about anyone else fish industry that voted for a pup dog-fish.

??????????
91
25/02/2021 11:19:52 13 2
bbc
Serves ‘em right.
78
25/02/2021 11:14:21 4 3
bbc
We can only buy the fish that is in the shops - no fishmongers around here. The supermarkets only supply a small number of varieties and are closing their fresh fish counters. Also fish is packaged so you can't just buy one to try it out. Let's open some fishmongers shops
again please.
86
25/02/2021 11:18:15 2 0
bbc
Go ahead!
87
25/02/2021 11:18:16 51 6
bbc
It's too expensive for a mass market. But I'm sure he would know this on his 'chicken feed' PM's salary.
121
25/02/2021 11:29:36 57 6
bbc
I don't think he knows much about what life is like for folk up and down the country. He's hardly lived a rounded life, has he? Still, he's everybody's champion on the front of the Daily Express.
71
25/02/2021 11:11:56 39 4
bbc
I suggest Bozzer should eat his own words.
88
25/02/2021 11:18:54 35 4
bbc
He would lose weight ... nothing in those words.

??????????
59
25/02/2021 11:04:55 5 1
bbc
Agreed, British caught fish is very good, fresh and very tasty.
89
25/02/2021 11:19:17 3 0
bbc
if you like fish that is
198
25/02/2021 11:49:12 0 1
bbc
I do, very much!
78
25/02/2021 11:14:21 4 3
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We can only buy the fish that is in the shops - no fishmongers around here. The supermarkets only supply a small number of varieties and are closing their fresh fish counters. Also fish is packaged so you can't just buy one to try it out. Let's open some fishmongers shops
again please.
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25/02/2021 11:19:46 3 0
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Absolutely, watched an old programme with Rick Stein the other night, and he was out Langoustine fishing, 95% go abroad the fisherman said. Nobody wants them in the UK. Utter rubbish, i would buy them, but you can't, no fishmongers and now the supermarkets have closed their fish counters.

The only way is mail order
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25/02/2021 11:18:09 28 4
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“ There was "enormous scope" for a campaign to change the public's addiction to "bland" white fish from abroad”

Is this not blaming the British public for EU imports?

Why did we need to Brexit to force fish we don’t want down our throats ...

Bland argument .... from a desperate greedy me me me who cares about anyone else fish industry that voted for a pup dog-fish.

??????????
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25/02/2021 11:19:52 13 2
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Serves ‘em right.
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25/02/2021 11:14:21 4 3
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We can only buy the fish that is in the shops - no fishmongers around here. The supermarkets only supply a small number of varieties and are closing their fresh fish counters. Also fish is packaged so you can't just buy one to try it out. Let's open some fishmongers shops
again please.
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nsf
25/02/2021 11:21:01 0 0
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Great fishmongers in dudley west Midlands
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25/02/2021 10:44:42 192 32
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Boris screwed up, now he will try to shift the blame for the decimation of british fishing onto us.

Classic.
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25/02/2021 11:21:10 177 27
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Fishing was used as a nationalistic rallying point for Vote Leave - "taking back control" - and many fishermen voted leave.

Why should their business receive support when the consequences of Brexit to their business is, at least in part, self inflicted?

There are other businesses that did not vote for Brexit that are suffering from Brexit consequences.
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25/02/2021 14:11:08 12 7
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I'm sympathetic to your viewpoint but I don't blame the fisherpeople but the lying politicians such as Boris Johnsonov, Nigel Farageov, Michael Goveov, Dominic Raabov etc and their lying, lawbreaking campaigns Vote Leave and Leave.EU! Fisherpeople have been tricked and conned by these liars and these Leave campaigns and deserve sympathy!
25/02/2021 18:44:28 16 2
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All warnings were portrayed as Project Fear. Who is afraid now?
as
25/02/2021 21:56:59 2 1
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And lying politicians had nothing to do with the way they voted?
VoR
26/02/2021 17:12:45 0 0
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They should probably get support because they are victims of misselling. By Boris, amongst others. But equally Boris should be allowed nowhere near power again.
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25/02/2021 11:21:58 1 14
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We just need to force the EU to abide by the deal they signed. The EU is being deliberately obstructive. We need to retaliate. Perhaps say no German or French cars can be imported unless they contain at least 5Kg of fresh British fish....for "safety reasons". This is not the problem of the "deal" but of the EU being dishonest (as usual).
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25/02/2021 11:27:43 6 1
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They are abiding by the rules! It was a rubbish deal negotiated by a buffoon & his unelected, overpromoted aide! You can't blame the EU for that!??
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25/02/2021 11:40:35 2 0
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But they are! They are sticking to BJ's fantastic, cakey-eaty deal. Have you not read what BJ negotiated? Obviously not! You are aware that in 5 1/2 years time, if UK tries to play hardball, the EU can throw UK fishermen out of EU waters. Overall, the numbers are maybe not that big, but tell that the UK scallop fishermen who trawl the scallop beds of Britanny...
So when Farrage tossed fish into the Thames he already had known that Brexit would trash the UK fishing industry and he was symbolically throwing it away - where is that imbecile now?? Removed
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25/02/2021 11:22:10 173 17
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Doing dodgy financial adverts on Youtube.
26/02/2021 12:36:25 0 0
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Is there any way of blocking them ?
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25/02/2021 11:12:57 1 11
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Get it properly labelled with the Union Flag.

Get it in the supermarkets.

Get eating it.

Improve our diet and health.
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nsf
25/02/2021 11:22:27 0 3
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Correct had smoked haddock from fishmongers in town beautiful
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25/02/2021 11:12:57 1 11
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Get it properly labelled with the Union Flag.

Get it in the supermarkets.

Get eating it.

Improve our diet and health.
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25/02/2021 11:22:33 5 0
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Never heard of the Mediterranean diet?

??
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PS
25/02/2021 11:22:50 2 11
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The Government need to seriously start playing the EU game by either refusing their fishing permits or taking too long to process applications.
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25/02/2021 11:26:11 5 0
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We haven't got the staff to do that!??
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25/02/2021 11:23:33 24 1
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The EU did do a compromise on fishing, but it was a small one. If you want to know what's actually been negotiated, read this:

https://britishseafishing.co.uk/brexit-and-britains-fisheries/

Of course, not the sunnylit upwaters BJ/Farage promised. BJ/Farage?! People should have known there's something fishy...
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25/02/2021 11:25:39 9 0
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And it wasn't the contents of Baldrick's Apple Crumble!!!??
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25/02/2021 11:12:28 80 7
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The UK supported the EU's decision to block third-party countries from importing shellfish into the EU. The UK then voted to become a third-party country knowing full well that this would mean shellfish exports to the EU would be blocked. We've been told for 5 years that leave voters knew exactly what they were voting for so you can't complain about this now
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25/02/2021 11:24:04 59 1
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In fact, whilst I agree with the tone of your post, third countries are not prevented from exporting shellfish to the EU. The fish simply has to meet the EU requirements for imported products before being sold. That adds costs and reduces the value of the catch. Fishermen voted unanimously for that, having previously voted for Nigel the Swindler not to represent them on the EU fisheries committee.
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25/02/2021 11:46:31 27 0
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Its a little bit more nuanced than this. There are grades of water in which shellfish are caught, A B and C. If your catch comes from A grade then not a problem with exporting the shellfish. Unfortunately most of shellfish are caught in B grade water and need cleansing before being exported. The solution for us is to make our water cleaner