The UK government said on Thursday it would summon France’s ambassador amid a post-Brexit fishing dispute in the English Channel. France announced that from November 2 it will introduce a series of controls against the United Kingdom after the UK approved 15 of 47 fishing permits.
Tensions between Britain and France over post-Brexit fishing rights have been simmering for months. Now the UK has threatened retaliation after France detained a British trawler.
France has announced it will place extra controls on boats and trucks coming from the UK. Paris says the move is due to Britain’s failure to honor its commitments on fishing rights.
What people are saying?
Liz Truss I have instructed Europe Minister Wendy Morton to summon the French Ambassador to the UK for talks tomorrow to explain the disappointing and disproportionate threats made against the UK and Channel Islands.
Sandra R I think that we need to do a bit more than that. How about we tell them that if they do not release the boat we will revoke the fishing licences already allocated. For each day they delay the release we decrease the fishing licences to be allocated by ten.