BORIS Johnson has ‘trolled’ the EU with a fish-print tie – after last-minute wrangles over the UK’s control of fisheries ahead of the Brexit deal.
Eagle-eyed Brits spotted the unusual garment as the PM made his victory speech after announcing a deal has been struck today.
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The PM has been accused of trolling the EU – as he wore a fish-print tie to a press conference after a deal was finally struckCredit: AFP
The UK and EU looked set to part ways without an agreement after a long-running dispute on fisheries Credit: Paul Grover
Talks went down to the wire because negotiators couldn’t reach an agreement on fisheries.
But the issue has finally been resolved at the 11th hour.
Mr Johnson’s sartorial side-eye has been widely discussed on Twitter.
One user said: “Boris with the fish tie is just top tier banter.”
Another said: “Boris Johnson is trolling the EU with fish on his tie.”
The PM vowed today it was now up to Britain “as a newly and truly independent nation to realise the immensity of this moment and to make the most of it” as he revealed a pact to trade freely with Brussels from next year.
It comes four years, five months and 29 days after Brits voted to leave the EU.
The PM had promised Britain will become an independent coastal state when we eventually leave EU rules.
And he today insisted he had kept his vow after announcing a deal had been struck after four years of wrangling with Europe.
He said: “For the first time since 1973, we will be an independent coastal state with full control of our waters.
“The UK’s share of fish in our waters will rise substantially from roughly half today to closer to two-thirds in five and a half years’ time, after which there is no theoretical limit beyond those placed by science or conservation on the quantity of our own fish that we can fish in our waters.
“To get ready for that moment, those fishing communities will be helped with a big £100million programme to modernise their fleets and the fish processing industry.”
Until 2026 fisherman from the EU will still be able to catch their old quotas.
The PM said: “I can assure a great fish fanatics we will as a result of this deal be able to catch and eat quite prodigious quantities of fish.”
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