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Back in the #FisheriesBill committee. Today Labour MPs will be seeking to protect a clause that would see more fish landed in UK ports. Bizarrely the Tories are arguing that more jobs should be created in foreign ports by not requiring fish caught in our waters to be landed here Image
Conservative MPs now opposing Labour’s jobs in coastal communities amendment - bizarrely Tory MPs backing boats landing huge amounts of fish caught in our waters in foreign ports. The Conservatives are exporting jobs which is a clear betrayal of our coastal towns
Tory MPs now arguing that is OK that foreign ports get the jobs they promised British ports would get with Brexit. Bizarre reversal of their usual Brexit arguments. Labour is arguing to land more fish in British ports creating more jobs in coastal communities
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Notable that in the background document to the #QueensSpeech & the Environment Bill, there is no reference to EU environmental law & governance or how the proposals will address possible gaps from #Brexit

Now we await the Bill itself, expected tomorrow.…
@VGravey @CharlieBEU @aglawfoodie Just as an example, there is discussion of improving air quality, but no mention of the Air Quality Directive or the UK's struggles in meeting its limits.
@VGravey @CharlieBEU @aglawfoodie The "new long term domestic environmental governance", including the Office for Environmental Protection, is being established in large part to replace EU governance of environmental law through the European Commission, ECJ.

But these are not mentioned.
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