https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56529351The EU ban on many UK shellfish exports is "indefensible" and "unnecessary", the environment secretary has said.
Yes, apparently the EU have said that the UK has to abide by the same rules as all countries who are not part of the EU and as our waters are not grade A, our Shellfish must be pre-purified. Who'da thunk?
Apparently this is "indefensible", and the defence of "you aren't in the club so you have to abide by the rules for people who aren't in the club" isn't a valid defence. In the meantime George Useless Eustace is still failing to pick up the toys he threw out of his pram.
Of course what he mean is "please change your mind and do a deal or the consequences for British businesses are very severe".Barrie Deas, chief executive of the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations, said: "With a bit of co-operation and willingness the EU could solve this problem pragmatically.
"If they do not the consequences for businesses are very severe."
I'm starting to think that this is a massive reality TV setup with Armando Iannucci scripting the government....