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France Gets EU Countries’ Backing to Warn U.K. in Fis...



France Gets EU Countries’ Backing to Warn U.K. in Fishing Row

Fishermen work to sort fish from their boat 'About Time' in the English Channel from the Port of Newhaven in Newhaven, U.K.
By Bloomberg
11 Oct 2021 2

(Bloomberg) -- France said it received the backing of Germany and nine other European Union members in its dispute with the U.K. over fishing rights, and highlighted the possibility of countermeasures. 

By Francois de Beaupuy

Word Count: 152
Britain’s response to requests for more fishing licenses is “incomplete,” according to a joint statement published by the French government on Monday.

Annick Girardin, France’s maritime minister, called on the U.K. to abide by an already-signed agreement and said its demand to track small fishing boats wasn’t in line with that accord.

The issue of post-Brexit fishing rights has emerged as a flashpoint in the difficult relationship between London and Paris.

“This joint statement is an important step,” Girardin said. “We will unveil European and French answers to British proposals during the second part of October, which may include retaliatory measures.”


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  • Interesting choice of headline by Bloomberg.
    The (London) Times had the same story with the headline “Emmanuel Macron humiliated in Brexit row over fishing.” It’s take on the same story was that France managed to get ONLY 10 countries to support the call for Britain to back down. Indeed, it reported that “European diplomats have accused France of wanting more licenses ‘than there are fish in the Channel.’ ‘It is bluster’ a European diplomat said, France has not been speaking for the EU.”
    You pays yer money and you takes yer choice!

    • Well at least we know which side of the fence you’re on.
      For my money, I wouldn’t trust Whitehall one inch. Bojo and his loons are accomplished liars and cheats.
      And I’d take Bloomberg’s impartial report over the fanatically biased Brexit Times.

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