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Generation Frexit, a French group campaigning for France to follow Britain’s steps in leaving the EU, have celebrated a myriad of benefits for the UK since leaving the EU bloc as momentum builds for their cause. These include the protection of British fishermen’s interests, improved wages and new hospitals for England.

The campaign group tweeted this morning: “Brexit works: the interest of British fishermen is protected!”

Mimicking Leave EU’s slogan ahead of the referendum, they added: “Let’s take back control”.

A Government report released on Monday highlighted how Brexit is transforming the UK – with a section devoted to the benefits for British fishermen.

It read: “As an independent coastal state, under international law, we are in control of the seas that make up our exclusive economic zone.”

The report stated that being outside the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy, the UK can establish regulations that are tailored to our unique marine environment.

Being outside EU bloc also enables UK to focus on sustainability in the fishing industry.

To achieve this vision, the Fisheries Management Plans “will set out how we will maintain and restore fishing stocks to sustainable levels.

“While there will still be restrictions on fishing activities, in the longer term the fishing industry will benefit from healthier fish stocks.”

The report goes on to detail plans to bring the fishing industry up to date through investment in digitisation and automation of record-keeping, data gathering and analysis, alongside control and enforcement.

The improvement in technology and automation means fishermen will be able spend more time fishing and less time filling in records, and the report also says this comes with other benefits.

The report stated: “Close and collaborative working will improve the relationship and trust between fishermen, scientists and regulators and this should translate to better science as expertise and resources are better targeted.”

The report added that Britain had an “enormous opportunity” to take advantage of a new green economy after Brexit, which the Government predict will create two million new UK jobs by 2030.

The movement for France to leave the EU also celebrated soaring wage rises for British people following Brexit.

In the UK, the minimum wage has risen by a third since 2015, currently sitting at £8.91 an hour.

In April, however, it will jump another 6.6 percent to £9.50, or €11.30 – well above France’s level.

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Robert Kimbell, chairman of the Time Party, tweeted: “Wages are rising in many sectors in the UK because companies operating here can no longer take advantage of an unlimited supply of cheap labour from the European Union.

“Tradespeople’s wages have risen somewhat now, and staff pay at certain supermarkets is up.

“Benefits of #Brexit.”

Generation Frexit have also celebrated the plan for 48 new hospitals in England.

Announced in summer last year, the programme details eight pre-existing schemes for new hospitals, with another 40 planned by 2030.

The announcement states that this marks the biggest hospital building programme in a generation.

Additional reporting by Maria Ortega.

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