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'Boris the betrayer' has swindled us over Brexit, England's fishermen say By Reuters

'Boris the betrayer' has swindled us over Brexit, England's fishermen say By Reuters
'Boris the betrayer' has swindled us over Brexit, England's fishermen say

Johnson, who led the 2016 Brexit campaign, cast the Christmas Eve trade deal as a way to take back control of the United Kingdom's destiny including as an "independent coastal state with full control of our waters.The anger gives an insight into the motivations of the frenzied five-year Brexit crisis and the limits of the settlement that Johnson has tried to impose after the United Kingdom's tempestuous 48-year liaison with the EU.The cry of taking back control of British waters helped Brexiteers such as Johnson win the 2016 referendum in which 52 percent of the United Kingdom voted to leave.The United Kingdom's fishing fleet has halved over the past 30 years to below 6,000 boats from more than 11,000.

The United Kingdom - surrounded by sea - is a net importer of fish.The fishermen in Newlyn said they were betrayed by in 1973 when Conservative Prime Minister Edward Heath led the United Kingdom into the European project, and that they are being betrayed on the way out too.

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