As Britain’s divorce from the European Union slogs into its second phase, politicians and the public are beginning to realize that voting for change is much easier than agreeing on what that change will actually look like. Nowhere is this so stark than in Grimsby — a port town in the north east of England which is now seeking to preserve the multilateral trade agreement they voted to upend.
England’s seafood heartland voted overwhelmingly in favor of leaving the European Union in 2016. Many pinned the decisive vote on the lingering resentment towards the EU, which people here blame for the destruction of its fishing industry.
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