FISHERIES – “We should not compromise on this one inch” states MP as Boris has a video call with EU commission chief.

Today the Prime minister will be meeting over video call with European Union Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen to talk about the progress of the current negotiations. With this comes uncertain on what the outcome will be with worries that the UK could be sold short.

Former Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe said: “At the moment because we are in the last couple of weeks rumours are going to be rife.
“The fact is that coming up to the deadline for these negotiations, we have not made progress.
“The only progress that has been made is with the Internal Market Bill when the EU has recognised that it is not going to get its own way.”

“I think all the signs are that Boris could move too far.
“I think it’s a sellout, but I don’t know how big a sellout.”Robert Oulds, director of the Bruges Group, said: “Further talks are useless – either the EU will accept the principle of free trade or not.
“Boris should prepare for no-deal and walk away.
“He must not be bullied by Brussels. Knowing that we are serious EU leaders will quickly pick up the phone and concede, granting the UK the same deal as Canada and South Korea and many other countries.”

Daniel Kawczynski, Tory MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham said: “I am worried that Government might agree to a three-year phasing out of EU vessels fishing in British waters – that must not happen.

“EU fishermen have already had four years since our vote to contemplate the need to buy licences to fish in our waters.
“We should not compromise on this one inch.David Jones, Tory MP for Clwyd West, the deputy chairman of the European Research Group, said: “They’re going to have to have some sort of transitional arrangement over a few years.
“That would be reasonable for both sides.
“We can’t sacrifice anything in terms of sovereignty over British waters.
“If they want to have access, they must pay, and the better the access, the more they must pay.”

Quotes are taken from Express story.

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