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Wed May 5, 2021, 07:32 PM

U.K. Sending Navy Ships to Counter French Threat of Island Blockade Over Fishing Rights

Source: Newsweek

The United Kingdom is sending two naval ships to respond to French threats of potentially blockading the largest of the English Channel islands amid an escalating fishing rights dispute sparked by the U.K.'s departure from the European Union.

The latest measure was announced Wednesday following a phone call between U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and two senior Jersey officials, Chief Minister Senator John Le Fondré and Foreign Minister Ian Gorst.

A readout shared by Downing Street said Le Fondré and Gorst "stressed the urgent need for a de-escalation in tensions and for dialogue between Jersey and France on fishing access."

The U.K. head of state, for his part, "underlined his unwavering support for Jersey. He said that any blockade would be completely unjustified."

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/uk-sending-navy-ships-to-counter-french-threat-of-island-blockade-over-fishing-rights/ar-BB1goJMY?li=BBnb7Kz



They haven't had a good fishing dispute since the cod wars with Iceland.

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 5 OP
drray23 May 5 #1
blm May 5 #2
Layzeebeaver May 6 #3
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 07:35 PM

1. well now that they are no longer part of europe they can suck it.

They are going to have to deal with all sorts of repercution include getting involved in fishing rights disputes.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 07:51 PM

2. And Putin laughs.

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Response to blm (Reply #2)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:44 AM

3. And the Incredible Mr. Limpit awakes from his slumber

Britain is screwed on this issue. Britain wants the fishing rights so they can lease them out to private entities (Like in Wales where nearly the entire set of fishing licenses is assigned to a single giant trawler) - And there is no longer an effective British fishing fleet. Such is the conundrum of Brexit.

Meanwhile the title tax haven islands which geographically should actually be French territory will continuously be the focus of French grandstanding on their fishing rights. This will get out of hand and people will be harmed.

Here in the middle of England, we still get fish shipped in daily - but I expect it will get gradually more expensive.

Next up Scandinavia... wait for it...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 11:47 AM

4. "Who could have predicted this?"

How about anyone who thought for two consecutive minutes about it?

-- Mal

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 01:17 PM

5. Britain and France bitching at each other?

Must be the first time in history...........

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