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Hake news: why it’s chicken, not fish, that the Brexiteers should worry about

Unedifying stunts mispresent our fishing industry's relationship with Europe. But there's another product we should be worrying about—and it’s one we really love

By Penny CS Andrews  

Chickening out: are we worrying about the wrong product? Photo: Prospect composite

The thought of taking back control over our fishing industry and regaining sovereignty over our coastal waters reliably gets people of a certain demographic going—which is why the fisheries transition arrangements in this week’s draft EU Withdrawal Agreement made the news. Well, that and the fact that this week we were treated to the unedifying spectacle of Nigel Farage, and a group of fishermen and campaigners, throwing a box of dead haddock into the Thames.  (Fellow…

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