‘We’ll be shafted’: Amid EU trade talks, there’s little optimism at Brixham harbour

Even before the sun rose, the harbour-side of Brixham, which bills itself as the birthplace of the trawling industry, was bustling. Fishermen, market workers and merchants were busy with their early morning tasks, landing, preparing, and auctioning off gleaming hauls of dover sole, monkfish and scallops. But in the background, thoughts of the Brexit negotiations taking place hundreds of miles away in London and Brussels were hovering. In truth, there was precious little optimism at the harbour. The most common responses, accompanied by a variety of colourful expletives, were variations on: “We’ll be sold down the river again” or “We’ll be shafted, we always are.” >click to read< 12:43

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