Brexit: EU fishing row threatens to snag May’s customs union plan



Daniel Boffey | The Guardian

Theresa May is facing fresh opposition from EU countries with large fishing communities to her demands for agreement before Brexit day on a temporary customs union to solve the Irish border problem. A number of key member states are set to oppose a commitment to an all-UK customs deal on the basis that negotiations are yet to start on what access European fishermen will have to British waters after Brexit. The EU has repeatedly said it will only allow British seafood exporters tariff- and quota-free access to the European market in return for agreement that its fishing fleets can continue to operate around the UK. Read more here