- France’s fishing fleets have warned that if the UK government refuses to give extra fishing licences by Friday, they would unleash their entire anger on Brexit Britain.
- Ten EU countries, along with France, signed an united declaration demanding that the United Kingdom adhere to the December 2018 Brexit agreement.
- The signatories expressed their displeasure with British requests for foreign vessels’ geolocation data to prove historical ties to British seas. ”
- In the midst of ongoing negotiations over the provisions of the Northern Ireland treaty, there is a dispute about fishing rights.
Fisherman Laurent Melin warned that France’s fleets are ready to retaliate against the UK for the limited number of fishing licences provided thus far.
Tensions have been rising since Paris bemoaned the absence of substantial post-Brexit licencing that was preventing its fishermen from accessing the fish rich British waters. Until London accedes to their demands, Mr Melin and his cohorts are prepared to launch a devastating attack on the United Kingdom.
The threatening Fisherman said “I live in a state of anxious anger. Checking my phone for news about my licence.”
“We’ll create as much disruption as we can by blocking primary goods.”
“The things the UK needs the most. We saw the gas shortage, we’ll try to create a shortage of something else.”
“We’re ready to block everything – Calais, Dunkirk, the Eurotunnel.”
The French government’s spokesman, Gabriel Attal, warned on Wednesday that if the United Kingdom does not grant more fishing licences to its citizens, his country will react.
Ahead of a “clear willingness” by the British government to ignore the conditions of Brexit, Mr Attal added, Paris is pondering actions.
Spokesman Annick Girardin also verified meeting with EU authorities by France’s Maritime Minister Annick to secure strong backing from the bloc.
Ten EU countries, along with France, signed an united declaration demanding that the United Kingdom adhere to the December 2018 Brexit agreement.
The signatories expressed their displeasure with British requests for foreign vessels’ geolocation data to prove historical ties to British seas.
“is not provided for in the deal, and is not required by European regulations.” the ten countries insisted.
“We therefore call on the United Kingdom to promptly respond and undertake further technical work in accordance with… the agreement.” they concluded.
In the midst of ongoing negotiations over the provisions of the Northern Ireland treaty, there is a dispute about fishing rights.
Regulation checks will be slashed by 80%, and customs processes for the movement of commodities, particularly food and farming products, between Britain and Ireland will be drastically reduced, according to proposals proposed by the European Commission.
The statement was warmly received by the Government, which indicated its desire for “intensive talks” in response to the EU’s recommendations, which were made public on Wednesday night.
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As well as the Northern Ireland Protocol in the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, however, a Government spokeswoman stressed there must be “significant changes” if a “durable settlement” is to be achieved.