22 March 2018 - Nigel Farage Throws Dead Fish in the Thames in Protest over Brexit Negotations
Nigel Farage dumps dead fish in Thames in protest over Brexit transition deal
Aubrey Allegretti (Sky News, 21/03/2018)
Nigel Farage dumped dead fish into the Thames as he led a protest against the Government's Brexit transition deal.
The former UKIP leader and other Leave campaigners sailed on a fishing trawler dubbed "HMS Brexit", stopping outside Parliament to ceremonially throw crates of dead haddock overboard.
Watching on from the Commons balcony were a small gathering of MPs - including Tory Sir Desmond Swayne, carrying a Union Jack flag.
You know Brexit is getting serious when Nigel Farage returns to chuck haddock into the Thames
Tom Peck (The Independent, 21/03/2018)
The corridors and anterooms of the Palace of Westminster are filled with paintings of great men on the Commons terrace.
Keir Hardie lingers behind Edward Grey as a silent drum beats lead the march to war. The monocled eye of Joseph Chamberlain meets the narrow horizon, his placid countenance concealing a heart of beaten metal.
Where they stand Claude Monet once gazed, brush in hand, through fog and sun.
HMS Brexit sticks it to the man – by tossing two dead fish overboard
John Crace (The Guardian, 21/03/2018)
As the 10-metre fishing boat Holladays R8 – aka HMS Brexit – approached Embankment Pier on the Thames shortly after 8.30am, a Transport for London official came running down the jetty.
“You can’t tie up here,” he yelled.
“Why not?” the skipper shouted back.
“Because you don’t have a permit.”
"I'm Not A Fish Thrower": Jacob Rees-Mogg Denies Thames Trawler Stunt
Nick Ferrari (LBC, 20/03/2018)
Jacob Rees-Mogg denied he is to throw dead fish into the Thames in a protest against the government's position on fishing rights, insisting: "I'm not a fish thrower".
Reports suggested that the popular MP, leader of a 60-strong group of Eurosceptic Conservative MPs, would board a boat and pass by Parliament throwing fish into the Thames in protest at the alleged “sellout”.
But speaking to LBC this morning, Mr Rees-Mogg insisted that was not the case.