Boris has reiterated that the UK fisheries are “very important” as Britain takes back control of its laws, money, and waters at the end of the year. For months that EU has wanted a level playing field and status quo on fisheries.
The French President Macron has even threatened court action against Britain if Britain doesn’t accept the status quo on fishing access and quota post Brexit transition period. French fisherman has also threatened to block ports stopping boats from Britain going to France.
Yesterday on the Andrew Marr show Boris was asked about Brexit negotiations to which Boris replied: “I think it’s there to be done. Alas, there are some difficult issues that need to be fixed.
“There is no question that the EU needs to understand that we’re utterly serious about needing to control our own laws and our own regulations.
“And similarly they need to understand that the repatriation of the UK’s fisheries which were lost in 1973 is very important.”
Boris also reacted to a comment made by the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte after he said it was a “geopolitical necessity,” for a deal to be found between UK and EU. Boris said: “Good for Mark, in which case I hope that they’ll agree to the deal that we’ve set out.
“I hope that they’ll agree to the deal that we’ve set out because it’s a very good deal for the EU.
“All we’re asking our friends and partners to offer is terms that they’ve already offered to Canada which is you know a long way away from here.
“We’re very close to our European friends and partners, we’ve been members of the EU for 45 years, I see no reason why we shouldn’t get those sorts of terms.”