Downing Street has stated Boris Johnson maintains confidence within the fisheries minister after she admitted not studying the post-Brexit commerce take care of Brussels when it was agreed as a result of she was busy organising a nativity path.
Victoria Prentis confronted requires her to give up after the feedback, however the prime minister is standing by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) minister.
Asked if her jaw had dropped when she noticed the take care of the EU on Christmas Eve, Prentis instructed the Lords EU setting subcommittee: “No, the agreement came when we were all very busy on Christmas Eve, in my case organising the local nativity trail.
“We had been waiting and waiting, it looked like it was coming for probably four days before it actually arrived.
“I, for one, had gone through, as I’m sure members of this committee had, a gamut of emotions over those four days.”
A No 10 spokesperson instructed the PA information company that the prime minister had confidence in Prentis, 49.
But the Scottish National social gathering took a dim view of the behaviour of Prentis, the MP for for Banbury and North Oxfordshire, and insisted that she ought to stand down.
The feedback got here following delays to seafood exports after the Brexit transition interval ended on New Year’s Eve.
Companies making an attempt to export fish and different Scottish seafood have encountered pink tape because the new buying and selling guidelines with the EU got here into drive.
The SNP’s Brexit spokesperson, Philippa Whitford, stated: “Due to Brexit-induced bureaucracy, Scotland’s fishing communities are already experiencing severe disruption and cannot get their produce to their customers in the EU market on time.
“For the Tory government’s fisheries minister to then admit that she did not even bother to read the details of the damaging deal because she was too busy is unbelievable and makes her position untenable.”