The UK has stated on numerous occasions that it’s either a real free trade deal, without meddling from the EU, or a no-deal exit. For months the EU turned a blind eye to this expecting the UK to step down and sign up to their level playing field arrangement where the ECJ stays in place along with access to Britains fishing waters.
Barrie Deas, CEO of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO), told the Express: “In the case of no deal, the EU would face the same issues in negotiations for a stand-alone fisheries agreement in 2021.
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“We recognise that access to the European market is going to change and want as frictionless trade with the EU as can be secured without surrendering sovereign rights on fisheries.