France is making things difficult at the UK French border as France requests more food checks on food exports going into the EU from Britain.
An appeal has been published by former premier Edouard Philippe, mayor of Le Havre, Natacha Bouchart of Calais, Patrice Vergriete, from Dunkirk, Frederic Cuvillier from Boulogne-Sur-Mer and Pascal Canfin, president of the Environment and Health Committee of the European Parliament in Le Monde to the EU commission.
The article wrote: “Each country in the European Union has strengthened its customs capacities, and we welcome it. However, we ask that this strengthening be accompanied by coordination beyond French borders.”
“We cannot have any doubts about the quality of our food.”
“The implementation of the trade agreement with the UK can not suffer any difference in treatment between European ports.”
A British source said: “Like any sovereign country we must have the right to take our own decisions and to choose regulations that suit the UK.
“We cannot sign up to dynamic alignment through the back door, the UK cannot be locked into the EU’s regulatory orbit.”
This morning the EU tried to push a fake narrative saying Britain had been “Backtracking” on fisheries. Moments later the UK negotiators shut down their claims of “backtracking” saying: “We have always been absolutely clear that the UK will have control over access to our waters and a better deal for UK fishing communities.
“There is simply no truth to the idea we have backtracked.”
Whichever way you look at it, as it stands, the UK is on a fast track to a WTO deal. The EU will begin to try and divide Britain’s politicians and its people with false propaganda over the coming days. We need to keep calm and vigilant, sticking to the principles of Brexit.