“Greedy crying babies!” »A furious fisherman attacks the French
The French president, 43, suffered a heavy blow from his EU colleagues after refusing to enter his “cod war” against the UK, the Sun has revealed. Mr Macron called on members of the Brussels bloc to put pressure on Britain after the French fisheries minister criticized the UK for “a flagrant failure to comply” with Boris Johnson’s agreement on the Brexit.
According to the Sun, other European Union member states, including Ireland, have agreed to sign a watered-down version of the declaration and even removed any reference to Britain’s violation of fishing license agreements. signed in the Brexit deal.
Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands joined the Irish in supporting the watered down declaration.
Parisian officials tried to deflect Macron’s humiliation by claiming it was an “important step” in the rallying of the Brussels bloc against Britain’s Brexit.
French Fisheries Minister Annick Girardin said: “The answer to Britain’s slowness must above all be found at the level of the 27 EU countries.
Brussels snubs Macron as EU members refuse to join Brexit fishing war
French fishermen (photo)
“We will publish the European and French responses to the British proposals during the second half of October, which could possibly include retaliatory measures.”
France has stepped up pressure on the UK in recent weeks after Britain approved just 12 requests from French fishermen to venture into UK waters.
The UK government rejected a total of 35 offers in the latest round of applications.
The Anglo-Norman island of Jersey has soiled French injuries by denying licenses to 75 other French boats.
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Emmanuel Macron (left) and Boris Johnson (right)
Madame Girardin responded by threatening to cut off electricity supplies to both Jersey and the neighboring island of Guernsey.
But British Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab hit back against the French last week.
“What the French have to adapt to,” said the pro-Brexit MP, “is the new reality to which we left the EU”.
When Boris Johnson finally severed ties with the European Union on January 1, Brussels agreed to reduce continental access to Britain’s independent coastal waters.
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French Minister of Fisheries Annick Girardin
Justice Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab
Between 2021 and 2026, the number of EU fishing vessels entering UK waters will drop by 25%.
Along with a £ 100million investment in the UK fishing industry, Boris’ Brexit deal is expected to give the UK an additional £ 145million per year once the quota transfer is complete.
Anglo-French relations have reached a low point following the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
Officials in Paris were frustrated with Britain’s decision to join the Anglosphere Defense Agreement, dubbed AUKUS, with Australia and the United States.
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UK Brexit Minister Lord David Frost is also expected to tell the EU his offer to cut red tape for goods traveling from Ulster to Britain does not go far enough when he delivers a speech in Lisbon later in the day.
Brussels bureaucrats have said they will agree to end the so-called sausage war and instead establish “greenways” that will reduce the number of checks on supermarket products.
But Downing Street and the Unionists are said to demand that the EU go even further and end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in Northern Ireland.
Irish Foreign Secretary Simon Coveney hit back against Brexit by accusing the British government of “changing the rules of the game” on the Northern Ireland protocol.
Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney
Brexit Minister Lord David Frost
“Whenever the European Union presents new ideas and new proposals to try to solve problems, they are rejected before they are published, and it is happening again this week,” he said.
Coveney took on Lord Frost on Twitter over the weekend when he asked his 174,000 followers: “The EU is seriously working to resolve the practical issues of implementing the protocol – so UKG is creating a new one” red line “obstacle to progress, that they know the EU can” t move on. Are we surprised? True Q: Does UKG really want an agreed way forward or a further break in the relationship?
The Brexit Minister replied: “I prefer not to negotiate via Twitter, but since [Coveney] started the process. . . the issue of governance and [ECJ] is not new.
“We set out our concerns three months ago in our July 21 command document.
“The problem is, too few people seem to have listened.”