Brexit news: Minister admits fishing deal ‘fell short’ as UK pleads with EU for grace period extension

Rory Sullivan,Liam James and Jane Dalton
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The UK has suffered more than 100,000 deaths due to coronavirus  (Getty Images)
The UK has suffered more than 100,000 deaths due to coronavirus (Getty Images)

The post-Brexit deal signed by Boris Johnson with the EU on fishing fell short of industry expectations, the environment secretary has admitted.

George Eustice told a House of Lords committee on Wednesday that "it's fair to say that we didn't get everything that we wanted on fishing", adding that “compromises were made”.

Another problem for the UK government is the disruption of trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland since the end of the Brexit transition period. This has led Downing Street to urge the EU to extend the Brexit “grace period” to 2023.

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British, EU and Northern Irish leaders met on Wednesday to discuss the issue. This is how our coverage unfolded: