French fishers threaten to blockade Jersey ports as row escalates



Lisa O'Carroll and Daniel Boffey | The Guardian

French fishers are threatening to blockade the ports in the Channel Islands in an escalation of a post-Brexit row in which the French maritime minister has backed calls to cut off Jersey’s electricity supply.

French officials have also said they will close their offices in Jersey and stop products from the island entering France.

The Jersey Evening Post has reported that the possibility of stopping all commercial vessels accessing French ports and cutting off the electricity was discussed at two protests in France.

However, Jersey’s external relations minister, Senator Ian Gorst, said there was no justification for such severe measures.

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