Brexit latest news LIVE – Outrage as EU forces lorry drivers to fill in 71 pages of paperwork for every load of fish

BRITISH lorry drivers now have to fill in a staggering 71 pages of paperwork for every single load of fish they transport to the EU.

During the Brexit transition period hauliers just needed a delivery note and one or two additional forms for each load.

But they are now caught up in red tape hell, being forced to produce catch certificates, health certificates and licences even before they get to the endless customs paperwork, the BBC reported.

The news comes as Irish PM Micheal Martin called for all parties to “dial down the rhetoric” over the Northern Ireland Protocol and the tensions and “sinister” threats against border staff over the past week.

Items such as food and online shopping transported into Northern Ireland are being delayed by extra border checks required post-Brexit because, unlike the rest of the UK, the region remains in the EU single market.

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