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Farage and Geldof in EU flotilla face-off

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>> Scottish trawlers sailing from the British coast to the heart of London, joined in the capital by the skipper of Euro-skeptics.>>
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]>> I know, it's lovely to see you. Lovely to see you.>> These fisherman from around the UK want to be free from EU regulations they blame for sinking their industry.
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In terms of pre-EU referendum stunts this is Nigel Farage's show stopper. I'm Reuters reporter Jacob Greaves on the fishing flotilla that's being fronted by the Ukip leader now arriving outside of Westminster. And not so coincidentally it's about the same time as the last prime minister's questions before the EU referendum vote.
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If inside it deteriorated quickly, outside it got even choppier. Artist and activist Bob Gail chartered his own boat drawn out.>> We are no fisherman's friend. You are of the European parliament fishing commission. And you attended one out of 43 meetings. You're a fraud Nigel.>> Did Paul Gerog not have a point on your attendance at these meetings.
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>> No. I went for the first five years to every meeting. It's a waste of time. It's a complete waste of time. It wasn't until I fully understood it. The common fisheries policy is based on a principal of equal access to a common resource, that's the legal wording, and what that means is the United Kingdom owns the biggest resource, therefore we have to share.
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>> Sentiments shared by Aaron, a skipper who sailed from Scotland. He's watched EU quotes decimate his and others livelihoods.>> European legislation not fishermen has caused us to have to discard up to 50% of our catch. Yet we've got so few boats left, we've got six boats left in the west coast of Scotland but the French 35.
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>> The problem is remain campaigners say it wouldn't be such smooth sailing outside the EU. Arguing for Raj and Coe, are actually leading these fishermen into years of unknown, uncharted negotiations.