The EU and UK are said to be miles apart from key elements in trade talks. If crucial elements aren’t bridged the only outcome left is a No Deal exit from the block.
Boris has now confirmed No Deal planning to be massively stepped up including defending our waters with Navy gun boats in the channel to stop french fishermen entering Britains waters illegally.
Ben Wallace said: “When it comes to a Brexit deal whatever that is, it is no secret that we would use our military to help support in logistics or anything else as required by other departments – we only do things at the request of civilians.
“If they ask for help we will give it.”
The UK Prime Minister has said regardless of outcome of negotiations, the UK must take back control and become a sovereign states away from EU controls.
The EU are extremely worried about a no deal exit as that would be an instant lock out of french fishers into British fishing waters.
In the Sun, Mr Wallace has called for the French to respect UK sovereignty as Britain leaves and take back its waters. Mr Wallace said: “Whatever happens in the negotiations people should respect each other’s sovereign waters and follow the rule of law and behave peacefully and in line with it.
“We will be there to make sure we protect our fisherman because they have the right to be protected as they go about their lawful business.”
French fishers did react to this defencive plan. The president of Normandy’s regional fisheries committee, Dimitri Rogoff, said having the Navy controlling Britains waters “would mean that we are negotiating things that relate to war”.
Recent reports from the negotiation talks haven’t seen any real progress. The same stumbling blocks on fisheries and level playing field still remain.