UK To ‘Stand With Jersey’ If French Threats Over Fishing Permits Are Realised



Geraldine Scott | Yahoo! News

The UK will “continue to stand behind Jersey” if France goes through with “unjustified” threats in a row over post-Brexit fishing rights, Boris Johnson has said.

The Prime Minister met Jersey’s chief minister, John Le Fondre, and the minister for external relations, Ian Gorst, on Monday, a UK Government spokesperson said.

He said he hoped the sanctions levelled by France would be “taken off the table permanently”.

French President Emmanuel Macron had threatened to block British boats from landing their catches in French ports if a row over the granting of fishing licences was not resolved.

The measures were put on ice as Brexit minister Lord Frost met French Europe minister, Clement Beaune, and the EU.

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