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Brexit: Fishing deal slammed by Habib and Mummery

On Christmas Eve, Prime Minister Boris Johnson secured a zero-tariffs trade agreement with the European Union, days before the end of the transition period. But earlier in December, Mr Gove promised Britain would be outside of the Common Fisheries Policy after Brexit.

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Days after the agreement was signed, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove insisted Britain would get a greater share of the fish in UK waters.

The Trade and Corporation Agreement was signed-off by Boris Johnson at the end of December and outlined EU fishing quotas would be reduced over the next five years.

Since January, the UK fishing industry has been hit with additional checks on sending stocks to Europe, and fishing chiefs argue the deal in practice gives EU boats continued access to UK waters.

Former Brexit Party MEP Ben Habib tweeted: "So at what point was this promise jettisoned @michaelgove @borisjohnson?"

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Cabinet Office Minister Michael GoveCabinet Office Minister Michael Gove (Image: Getty)

Boris Johnson signed a Brexit trade deal in DecemberBoris Johnson signed a Brexit trade deal in December (Image: Getty)

Mr Johnson's Brexit trade deal has been widely criticised and has been dubbed "diabolical" by former MEP for East of England, June Mummery.

She tweeted: "I have said many times the deal is diabolical, but the lies and spin from this Government is appalling and upsets me very much.

"I have been called naive, stupid, thick, dumb, you name it.

"I have been called it because I did believe Boris Johnson and company, I do trust people."

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Brexit fishing crisisBrexit fishing crisis (Image: Getty)

In Mr Johnson's agreement, a compromise was reached for EU quotas to be cut by 25 percent by 2026.

The UK left the controversial EU Common Fisheries Policy and has since encountered further problems

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