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Traffic is plaguing Whitehall after “dozens” of (mostly) Scottish shellfish lorries parked up outside Downing Street in protest at the post-Brexit challenges faced by UK fishing, The Scotsman reports. Last week, numerous fisheries announced they would be suspending services to the EU, as they struggled to get to grips with new customs formalities – a problem not being helped by weak guidance from UK authorities. Signs plastered over the lorries included “incompetent government destroying shellfish industry” and “Brexit carnage”. Reports suggested as many as 50 lorries had descended on the capital as part of the protest. The move follows a letter sent by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation to prime minister Boris Johnson, protesting at a “desperately poor deal”, which leaves the industry “in the worst of both worlds”.

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