The Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has thrown his support behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Post-Brexit deal with the European Union, however Mr Farage did say the PM had “betrayed our fishermen” with European access to British waters.
In an article written for the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Farage said the deal was necessary for ending the “Brexit wars”, despite of his preference for a no-deal “clean break” from the Bloc.
Despite Mr Farage giving his support for the deal, he warned its provisions for fishing “is even worse than I had feared”, echoing anger from industry leaders.
Mr Farage said in his article the UK “still won’t own the fish that swim in its waters”, and said the Prime Minister had failed the industry.
He said: “The current terms of the UK common fisheries policy will continue and just 25 per cent of EU boats’ fishing rights in UK waters will be transferred to Britain’s fishing fleet up to 2026. Originally, it was expected that the EU’s rights would be cut by 80 per cent.
“Nobody should underestimate the sense of betrayal in our coastal communities this has inspired.
“Even if after 2026 Britain wants to increase further its own quota allocation, it will have to pay compensation to the EU to do so. This is an outrageous humiliation.”
“The EU should be paying Britain to fish up to six miles from our shores.”
Listing Northern Ireland’s future status and financial services as compromises, Mr Farage said fishing towns “deserve recompense for what has been done to them once again”.
Mr Farage did give some credit to the PM and Lord Frost the UK’s chief negotiation with the EU, he added: “Lord Frost and Boris Johnson have paid a heavy price to get this deal over the line, but they have done far better than their predecessors and they do deserve some credit.
“The most important point about this deal is that it will end the anti-Brexit hysteria that has defined our nation since 2016. There is no going back.
“The grassroots campaign to win back Britain’s independence has triumphed against the Westminster establishment. That, surely, is worth celebrating.”
Mr Farage also spoke about the plan for MPs to pass the bill in just one fay, despite it being 1,246 pages, he said: “As with all moments of political drama, many people have appeared on television as ‘experts’ to discuss this deal without knowing exactly what they are talking about.
“Frankly, it will be many weeks before we fully understand its implications and MPs should not be bounced into backing it in its entirety this week.
“A vote on the principle of it makes more sense at this stage.”
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