While he said problems with fishermen not getting the appropriate certification to transport goods across borders wasn’t “a problem of Brexit”, he said the “short-term issues” hadn’t occurred before Britain left the EU and called on the government to support them until things had settled down.
“It’s a problem of our bureaucracy not being ready in time and they should have been ready,” Forman told the Independent Business Network in a video interview.
We are facing short term problems getting fish into the EU and the govt needs to get a grip, and compensate compani… https://t.co/iIbivOR7Xo
— Independent Business Network (@Independent Business Network)
“In the mean time I think that the government really has a duty to support those businesses to compensate them for the losses they might have incurred.”
Short term or not, these issues were indeed Brexit related so people were quick to point this hypocrisy out:
If I want a bit of free comedy entertainment, I’m reassured in the knowledge there’s always Lance Forman’s Twitter… https://t.co/1MD35gGOgf