Macron threatens to pull the plug on any trade deal with the UK, if it doesn’t meet his demands on fisheries.

With the French at the forefront of EU’s stance on fisheries, it’s been reported today that French President Macron could “Scupper an agreement” if he thinks the deal isn’t in his favour. So far talks are at a stalemate on fishing and “the level playing field”.

Britain isn’t backing down and with good reason. If Britain were to bind itself “with the level playing field” mechanism, then the UK wouldn’t be able to be competitive in trade deals or business.

A government official said on Bloomberg: “The EU continues to insist on access to UK fishing waters in a way that is incompatible with our future status as an independent coastal state.”

It’s said that this stance from Macron is a ploy to rebuild his support politically as his ratings recently have massively tanked. Macron is hoping that if he stands up to the British, then it may gain him some electoral support come to the French election in a couple of years.

Macron is hoping to gain support from the new EU rotating president, Angela Merkel. The two are planned to meet up at Macron’s summer residence in the Mediterranean around 20th August.

He is hoping to regain some support following a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The two are planning to meet up at his summer residence on the Mediterranean around 20th August.

Macrons pollings tanked
Macron and Merkel to meet over summer

On the British side, both Boris and his UK chief negotiator have continually said that Britain will not be signing up to “the level playing field” as that mechanism doesn’t respect to the sovereignty of the UK as it charts its course outside of the EU. Barnier has continued to say that any deal will need to include an agreement on fisheries.

As time is scarce, the current trajectory is that the UK will be leaving without a complete deal in place. 

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Boris and Frost refuse to agree to the level playing field

3 thoughts on “Macron threatens to pull the plug on any trade deal with the UK, if it doesn’t meet his demands on fisheries.

  1. Macron and Merkel, the pair who think they run and have preferences on EU policies. Nothing more than a pair of scheming crooks.Let them carry on and see who else will soon be exiting the great European Community next. Be warned they want a stranglehold on you all.

  2. Boris, not another penny to Macron to stop the illegal immigrants who are leaving a safe country. Show the Arrogant little Sh*# that we as a united country will be sending them all back. You should not allow the French Government to try and bankrupt the U.K. I believe the Majority of our country’s citizens are absolutely fed up with the whole situation and now’s the time for some Clarification on this immigration situation ASAP.

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3 thoughts on “Macron threatens to pull the plug on any trade deal with the UK, if it doesn’t meet his demands on fisheries.

  1. Macron and Merkel, the pair who think they run and have preferences on EU policies. Nothing more than a pair of scheming crooks.Let them carry on and see who else will soon be exiting the great European Community next. Be warned they want a stranglehold on you all.

  2. Boris, not another penny to Macron to stop the illegal immigrants who are leaving a safe country. Show the Arrogant little Sh*# that we as a united country will be sending them all back. You should not allow the French Government to try and bankrupt the U.K. I believe the Majority of our country’s citizens are absolutely fed up with the whole situation and now’s the time for some Clarification on this immigration situation ASAP.

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