In Peterhead, those who turned to the Tories at the last election now fear the EU transition deal will make them expendable – and not for the first time

In Peterhead, 30 miles up Scotland’s north-east coast from Aberdeen, the Fishermen’s Mission provides solace and support to a battered and gnarled community and one that has always been cherished in this country.

Steve Murray, the mission superintendent, provides a glimpse of the unique hardships and sacrifices of fishermen in these hard places. “We offer a range of services and advice for fishermen and their families ranging from the practical to the spiritual. We find that a lot of fishermen begin to experience health difficulties far earlier in their lives than the national average. This is caused by decades of exposure to dangerous and inclement conditions out on the boats.

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