Former Brexit Party MEP Belinda de Lucy demanded Lord Frost answer three questions in a Twitter post. She asked the UK’s chief negotiator what the transition would be to, how it would be policed and if EU supertrawlers – which hoover up the UK’s fish – would be allowed under the terms of the period.
Ms de Lucy said: “Our coastal communities are amongst the poorest in the UK.
“Their source of income ripped from their towns and handed to the EU. We owe it to them to scrutinise the extra three-year transition.
“Transition to what? How will it be policed? What about EU Super Trawlers? @DavidGHFrost.”
The ex-MEP’s post comes after reports last week that Britain has offered Brussels a three-year transition period on fishing.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen held a conference call on Saturday.
Following the video conference, the two leaders ordered Lord Frost and his EU counterpart Michel Barnier to “work intensively” in a bid to finally reach a deal.
Fishing rights, state aid and governance continue to be major sticking points between the two sides.
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7.40am update: Ex-MEP demands ‘no concessions’ on fishing
Former Brexit Party MEP June Mummery tweeted: “Who in their right mind would surrender our ocean and our natural resource. No concessions.”
7.30am update: Brexit bill rejected by Lords
Unelected peers inflicted a string of defeats on the government last night over Brexit immigration changes.
The House of Lords went against the government repeatedly over legislation ending freedom of movement.
It means the flagship bill faces a legislative tussle, known as parliamentary ping pong, where it bounces between MPs and peers.
The immigration bill sets out the new system that will come into force on January 1 after Brexit transition rules end.
It puts an end to the EU’s freedom of movement policy and introduces a points-based system instead.