Brexit LIVE: Biden throws down gauntlet at Boris masterstroke to unshackle Britain | Politics | News

Brexit LIVE: Biden throws down gauntlet at Boris masterstroke to unshackle Britain | Politics | News

Boris Johnson has been skewered for post-Brexit fishing rules, with brexiteer claiming he has “sold out”.

The Prime Minister posted on Twitter a video of him backing Helen Hurford in the Tiverton and Honiton by-election. Mr Johnson said the Tory candidate would “stick up for British food and farming”.

In the clip, Mr Johnson and Ms Hurford visited a farm in the constituency and touted the Conservatives’ support for “food and farming”.

He said: “Vote for Helen Hurford to stick up for British food and farming on June 23.”

However, June Mummery, founder of Renaissance of the East Anglian Fisheries, blasted the Prime Minister’s calls to back British food on social media.

The former Brexit Party MEP said on Twitter after Mr Johnson’s call to vote: “Stick up for British food? 

“We have an ocean full of fish but UK fisherman can’t catch it. 

“80 percent of the fish the EU catches comes from UK waters these vessels are hammering our waters unmonitored and unregulated. 

“You sold out the UK fisherman and betrayed coastal folk.”

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