Nigel Farage just threw some dead fish into the Thames in protest at May's Brexit deal

Thomas Colson / Business Insider

LONDON – Leave-voting fisherman and Nigel Farage took to a fishing boat on the Thames on Wednesday morning in protest at the Theresa May’s decision to keep Britain signed up to EU fishing rules during the Brexit transition.

May’s decision is causing uproar among Tory MPs in coastal constituencies with 14 of them writing to May threatening to withdraw their support from the government over the issue.

As a result several of their number, plus former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, planned to join a protest which culminated in a trawler laying anchor beside parliament. Farage then tossed dead fish into the sea in protest. No, we’re not making this up. Here is how it all went down.

Here is the boat

And here are the fish

And here are the crew, white rollnecks and all

It is apparently not the most pleasant of boats to be on

The media are struggling to keep up

And the crowds are gathering on the embankment

Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg was also meant to board the boat

But the Thames authorities won’t let the boat dock

This isn’t quite going to plan

But the voyage must continue

Business Insider has come along for the ride

Meanwhile journalists from the Telegraph and LBC have become fully embedded in the story

There’s a pause while we wait for Nigel Farage

Here he is

And now finally to watch the big moment

But this may not be the end of the story…

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