Fishing wars LIVE: France issues fresh ultimatum in ‘attack’ vow – Christmas supply fears

UK needs to ‘engage better’ with France over fishing row says MP

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This warning came a day after French skippers stated they would block the Channel Tunnel and the port of Calais if their demands were not met.
These threats were made in response to the British government refusing to issue permits for 35 boats to fish between six and 12 miles off the UK coast.

French trawlers were permitted to fish in this area before the UK left the EU, but now fishermen are required to prove that they previously fished there.
France has accused the UK of breaching the Brexit trade deal, stating that they should be allowed the same level of access.

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Brussels refuses to say whether UK

Eurocrats in Brussels have denied to comment on whether the UK has breached the Brexit trade deal by refusing to allow French fishermen to fish between six and 12 miles off the UK coast. 

 A spokesperson for the European Commission said only that achieving ‘continuity’ for EU fishermen was its ‘top priority’.  

EU diplomat says Macron ‘overplaying’ row

A senior EU diplomat has accused French President Emmanuel Macron of ‘overplaying’ the row over fishing territories, ahead of next year’s presidential election. 

The source said:  ‘It looks good for President Macron right now to be tough on the British.’

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