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Post-Brexit fisheries deal ‘pleases no one’ – MEPs warn access to UK waters in doubt

Deal needs approval by majority of the bloc’s 705 MEPs before it can become law

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Port in a storm: Fishing boats tied up by the harbour wall in Bridlington, UK. Photo: Ian Forsyth/Bloomberg

Port in a storm: Fishing boats tied up by the harbour wall in Bridlington, UK. Photo: Ian Forsyth/Bloomberg

Port in a storm: Fishing boats tied up by the harbour wall in Bridlington, UK. Photo: Ian Forsyth/Bloomberg

The post-Brexit fisheries deal “pleases no one”, an Irish MEP has claimed.

The agreement actually pleases no one, despite the UK government’s claims that it has taken back control,” Green MEP Grace O’Sullivan told the European Parliament’s fisheries committee yesterday. “The UK fishing industry was sold a lie and now we will all suffer from this.”


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