Britain and France have faced calls to sort out their post-Brexit spat over fishing rights in the English Channel, which threatens to escalate within days into a damaging French blockade of British boats and trucks.
France’s request for tougher action from the EU against the UK over fishing rights is “not compatible with the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement,” insists UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Boris Johnson warned that France may already be violating the terms of the post-Brexit trade deal and hinted at retaliation if Paris refuses to back down in a dispute over fishing rights.
What people are saying?
John Redwood The UK needs to get firmer over fishingrights. Lets ban supertrawlers of over 100 metres damaging our fishing grounds and taking too many of our fish. The French are risking their businesses by acting so irresponsibly.
Loz Argyle Yet again I’m hearing cowardly Brexiters screaming for war with The French over fishing rights, I’m sick of these bastards,war is terrifying, it’s something i find difficult to talk about, but I’m pissed off with vote leave CNUTS who’d scream for mummy if they experienced it.