June Mummery, the outgoing Brexit Party MEP for the East of England, has queried how the European Union fisheries policy can be held to account by the British after Brexit.
Mummery posted on Twitter:
“Attending the penultimate session of the #EuropeanParliament’s #FisheriesCommittee #PECHcommittee) with #BritishMEPs. The big question now is, who will be here to hold these people to account while they still control Britain’s waters, but the UK has no representation?”
Guy Verhofstadt, the Brexit Co-Ordinator for the European Parliament, posted on Twitter with reference to Mummery’s comments:
“European countries are stronger together using our combined influence to act in the world of Trump, Xi & Putin. This cooperation enhances our sovereignty. The isolation of nationalism takes this away, as some in the Brexit Party are now realising.”
Mummery later posted:
“To clear up any misunderstanding. I have always supported a #CleanBreakBrexit and reclaiming our fishing waters on day one. However, under @BorisJohnson’s #WithdrawalAgreement, we have a situation where the EU will control our waters unchecked for at least 11 months.”