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- Sep 20, 2018
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One for the "You couldn't make it up..." file - Fisheries minister did not read Brexit bill as she was too busy organising a nativity trail.
Leading inevitably to :
Some Scottish seafood companies halt exports to EU
Brexit delays and costs 'pushing Scottish seafood firms into crisis'
'Boris is a kipper': fury and frustration at Brexit fishing deal in Brixham
Scotland faces cuts to cod and haddock fisheries under Brexit deal
More brexit fishing problems
eta: WTF is a 'nativity trail' ?
Though I don't understand why she's being criticised.
Johnson and Frost hadn't involved her in the negotiations at all, and by the time the bill arrived on Christmas Eve it was too late for her to do anything about it, so why bother reading it rather than trying to enjoy whatever sort of Christmas she was able to have?
I mean, what would have been different had she blown out the nativity trail, spent the holiday reading the bill and then told Johnson she thought it was dreadful?
They weren't going to renegotiate anything by that point, by which time it was Johnson's deal or no deal, whether or not she bothered to read anything -- there was no more reason for her to read bill on Christmas Eve than there would have been in your or my reading the damn thing, particularly when she has civil servants to do that kind of thing for her.
That's what taking back control is all about, after all.