‘Oh dear, we’ve been shafted!’ Boris Johnson’s ‘broken promises’ have ‘hurt’ UK fishing

June Mummery says ‘broken promises’ are ‘soul destroying’

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June Mummery told Express.co.uk that once the terms on fishing with the European Union were revealed, fishermen felt they had been let down by the UK Government again. The former Brexit Party MEP labelled Boris Johnson’s broken promises as soul-destroying.

Ms Mummery said: “It was odd really because for the first time really the fishing industry, and the fishermen mainly, thought, ‘oh dear, we have been shafted again’.

“The broken promises that our Prime Minister gave us are soul-destroying.

“I get lots of Remainers saying you know what you voted for and you knew this was going to happen.

“I truly believed Boris…I had a meeting with him where he said if we leave the EU we will take everything back.

“I believed him…and that is what hurts me too.”

During the same interview, the former MEP stated that Mr Johnson “sacrificed” the UK’s fishing industry and coastal communities to get Brexit done.

Ms Mummery stated that the post-Brexit free trade agreement the Prime Minister agreed with the European Union, “gave everything away” on fishing.

The former Brexit Party spokesperson on fishing also lambasted the UK’s failure to secure the 12 miles of “territorial waters” for Britain’s fishing sector.

Boris Johnson ‘sacrificed fishing industry’ says June Mummery

Ms Mummery said: “Boris has sacrificed the fishing industry, coastal communities and our friends in Northern Ireland to get Brexit done.

“I expected that we would concede a bit, possibly they could carry on fishing sustainably, banning super trawlers, all these different things.

“But no way did I expect for us to give everything away.

“The Government didn’t even manage to secure the six to 12 mile, our territorial waters.

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“They did not even negotiate that so to me, I don’t think the negotiations were good.

“I think David Frost all in all was good but at the end of the day, he used us to get Brexit done.”

The UK agreed to the post-Brexit trade agreement with the European Union on Christmas Eve 2020.

The post-Brexit transition period between Britain and the trading bloc expired on December 31 2020.

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