Brexit LIVE: Fury as British fishermen ‘on suicide watch’ after being ‘neglected’

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Inshore fishermen are at breaking point after experiencing a toxic combination of economic hardships, regulations, offshore energy developments and consultations according to MPs. Speaking at a Westminster Hall debate on the Inshore Fishing Fleet, Paul Gilson, chairman of the NFFO, said: “A very large number of fishers are deeply depressed and many are now on suicide watch “Our fishers work tirelessly—day in, day out—to feed us, and they have families to support in a difficult economic climate. They were promised a better system post-Brexit, but that has not been delivered. Fishers in our inshore fishing fleet are feeling neglected, and many are not only thinking about their future but are worried that there is no way out and no end in sight. That should worry each and every one of us, and it is why we must not continue to let down our fishing communities.”

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‘It’s so EU!’ Fury as bloc ‘shoots itself in foot’ with new legal challenge

The EU has been slammed after announcing fresh legal action against the UK in retaliation to proposed unilateral changes to the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Brexit Party Member and former MEP Ben Habib said the EU has “shot itself in the foot” with the move and the British public will turn against them.

Mr Habib said: “The EU is merely damaging itself by behaving in this way.

“I am delighted that they are revealing their true colours, because the British people will rise up against them”.

“It emboldens the Government, to say well ok if you are going to be bloody-minded about this then we will become bloody-minded and be firmer in our stance.

“To hell with negotiations”.

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