Murray – Fisheries pledge just the latest broken promise on Brexit

It is reported that Environment Secretary Michael Gove has agreed that Britain will remain within the Common Fisheries Policy for the duration of any “transition period” if the UK leaves the EU. 

Only a week ago Michael Gove pledged that “Britain will leave the CFP as of March 2019.” (


Commenting, Ian Murray MP, leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:

This appears to be yet another broken promise from the Brexiters.

“Hardly a day goes past without Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, David Davis or Liam Fox reneging on at least one promise they made in the referendum campaign. 

“As we see more and more evidence that the Brexit we were promised in the referendum will not and can not be delivered we have the right to keep an open mind as to whether it is the right choice for our country." 



Notes to editors

The Government’s apparent agreement to remain in the CFP is reported here: