French Europe minister – “Our fishermen will not be a bargaining chip for Brexit. They will not have to pay the price for Britain’s choices.”

Today we find out the French Europe minister, Clément Beaune saying their fishermen will not be punished for the British voting to leave the EU. Mr Beaune said: “Our fishermen will not be a bargaining chip for Brexit. They will not have to pay the price for Britain’s choices.”

Barnier has now backed off the idea on giving in on fisheries and has warned the commission that any fall back from the red lines at the coming meeting between Boris and Ursula will destroy unity in the bloc. Barnier is now in a tight position after promising to stand by the red lines for four years. With weeks of negotiations left, he has to backtrack on that promise at the detriment of different nations.

The EU is now left with very few options to manoeuvre; they ether compromise on certain red lines or the bloc as a whole will lose out on a deal which will affect every sector in the EU. This scenario can only end in one way, discontent between EU nations as compromises have to be made.

One diplomat has sent a stern warning to Barnier saying: “Boris keeps saying that a deal is ‘oven-ready’, but Barnier will not want to come to leaders with any half-baked detail, especially on fish.
“That can be dangerous and unpredictable.”

During the high-level meeting, it’s being said that Michel Barnier will once again demand David Frost to adhere to their level playing field and state aid rules. So far, the UK is still leaving options open while refusing anything that goes against the interests of Britain.

3 thoughts on “French Europe minister – “Our fishermen will not be a bargaining chip for Brexit. They will not have to pay the price for Britain’s choices.”

  1. Unfortunately the French cannot claim fishing within territorial waters, we are not punishing French Fishermen at all when they shouldn’t be in our waters to start with unless they have permission which is probably the way it will go. As Usual the French want everything handed to them on a plate, fishing and agriculture springs to mind they have done very well out of both.

    I can see that the UK will set quotas for French Trawlers but will be nothing like they have enjoyed….now they know how our fishermen and women felt when their businesses went up in smoke when CFP was introduced.

  2. We are getting near the date of the end game, when either we cave in to the intractable red lines of the EU or the EU soften and allow a form of negotiation. Having withstood the constant EU position so far, there is little point and nothing whatsoever to be gained by us softening and backing off one syllable from our firm stance. I suspect it will be the EU who will now try differing phraseology , (but fundamentally the same deal), in the hope we are politically divided and it is we who will soften our own stance.

  3. Our waters, our fish, our rules and regulations, our decision on licences and quotas.
    Don’t like it? Then tough! Should have treated us better when we were in the EU then we wouldn’t have wanted or needed to leave. We will no longer be rode over roughshod nor will we be the EU’s cash cow.

    I can’t wait for the 31Dec when we revert to WTO terms, and enact the 50+ trade deals we’ve lined up with other sovereign countries.

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3 thoughts on “French Europe minister – “Our fishermen will not be a bargaining chip for Brexit. They will not have to pay the price for Britain’s choices.”

  1. Unfortunately the French cannot claim fishing within territorial waters, we are not punishing French Fishermen at all when they shouldn’t be in our waters to start with unless they have permission which is probably the way it will go. As Usual the French want everything handed to them on a plate, fishing and agriculture springs to mind they have done very well out of both.

    I can see that the UK will set quotas for French Trawlers but will be nothing like they have enjoyed….now they know how our fishermen and women felt when their businesses went up in smoke when CFP was introduced.

  2. We are getting near the date of the end game, when either we cave in to the intractable red lines of the EU or the EU soften and allow a form of negotiation. Having withstood the constant EU position so far, there is little point and nothing whatsoever to be gained by us softening and backing off one syllable from our firm stance. I suspect it will be the EU who will now try differing phraseology , (but fundamentally the same deal), in the hope we are politically divided and it is we who will soften our own stance.

  3. Our waters, our fish, our rules and regulations, our decision on licences and quotas.
    Don’t like it? Then tough! Should have treated us better when we were in the EU then we wouldn’t have wanted or needed to leave. We will no longer be rode over roughshod nor will we be the EU’s cash cow.

    I can’t wait for the 31Dec when we revert to WTO terms, and enact the 50+ trade deals we’ve lined up with other sovereign countries.

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