Fishing SELL OUT! Brexiteer in furious fisheries outburst as she calls for MPs to ‘RIOT’
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Speaking to Brexit Unlocked hosts Martin Daubney and Belinda De Lucy, Ms Mummery said she would be organising “riots in Parliament” if she was an MP, as she wondered why politicians in Westminster are not doing more to prevent a fisheries sell-out in the Brexit negotiations. The former Brexit Party MEP blasted: “There’s 186 coastal MPs, where are they?
“Why aren’t they banging on Boris’ door or David Frost’s door?
“Because I tell you now, if I had been elected and this was happening I would be causing riots in that Parliament now.
“I’d have rounded up the rest of those coastal MPs and I’d have said what the hell are we going to do?
“But where are they?
“I spoke to my MP last night and he didn’t know a thing. He didn’t know anything about it.”
It comes as France’s Minister of the Sea said in an interview published on Sunday that French fishermen would be better off with no-deal rather than accepting “unacceptable” proposals by Britain in Brexit fishing talks.
“So far, the UK has made unacceptable proposals. Fishermen would rather have no agreement than a bad agreement, and they are not wrong,” Annick Girardin told the JDD newspaper.
“We have laid out red lines: access to fishing grounds, quotas and the species that we fish today. Europeans must preserve their resources and their access.”
The EU and Britain are in crunch negotiations to get a deal on post-Brexit trade in place before an end-year deadline.
Fishing is one of three main stumbling blocks.
The EU wants to secure consistent rights to fish in British waters, an important issue for France where coastal fishing communities are politically influential.
Britain wants a deal more like that of non-EU member Norway, under which quotas are set each year.
“We’re preparing for all eventualities, and therefore also for a no-deal.
“France is preparing to support its fisheries and the entire industry.
“European tools will have to be put in place for this,” Girardin said, adding she still hoped a compromise could be reached.
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France’s European affairs minister said on Sunday that the European Union and Britain must reach an agreement on their post-Brexit ties by the start of November but that the bloc would not accept a bad deal just for the sake of reaching a compromise.
“There needs to be an agreement in the coming weeks.
“That means around the beginning of November,” Clement Beaune told FranceInfo radio.
“We must not lose our calm in the final days of negotiations because that is sometimes when bad concessions are made.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson told French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday that he would explore every avenue for a trade deal with the European Union but said progress to bridge significant gaps needed to be made in the coming days.
Mr Johnson has set a deadline of the October 15 EU summit for agreeing a deal, and the EU is seeking a few more concessions before entering the final phase of negotiations.
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