Brexit leader Nigel Farage has blasted “mad” European Union (EU) fishing rules at a protest on the Thames outside Parliament against the government’s “capitulation” on fisheries after Brexit.

The former UKIP boss was joined on Wednesday morning by pro-Brexit Tories, including MP for Aberdeen South Ross Thomson, at the demonstration against Theresa May’s decision to bow to EU demands for the UK to follow the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) for years after Brexit.

Leading Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg watched from the river bank, explaining he had a committee meeting to attend later in the morning.

The protest was organised by Fishing for Leave, which explained in a statement that the terms of the so-called ‘transition period’ will, in fact, be worse for the fishermen than current arrangements, as they will remain bound by EU rules for two years with no say in setting them.

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