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The government has been accused of making a “U-turn” on a pledge by the PM to compensate fishing businesses hit by post-Brexit export problems.

On Wednesday Boris Johnson said he understood the “temporary frustration” of the fishing industry and promised to provide compensation.

Environment Secretary George Eustice told the Commons on Thursday that he was “looking closely” at the issue.

Labour said No 10 appeared to be backtracking on the PM’s commitment.

The BBC has been told that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) did not know about the promise to compensate the

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