• Brexit, Gb-France clash over fishing.

    The threat of Paris: "We take away the light"


November 01, 2021 - British Foreign Minister Liz Truss gave France a 48-hour ultimatum to settle the fisheries dispute, before London takes legal action. Speaking to Sky News at the Cop26 summit in Glasgow, Truss accused Paris of behaving "incorrectly" and operating outside the terms of the post-Brexit agreement.

"The French have made completely unreasonable threats to our fishing industry and must withdraw them or we will use the mechanisms of our trade agreement with the EU," Truss warned, speaking of the intention to seek "compensatory measures". The matter, he added, "needs to be resolved in the next 48 hours" before the UK moves forward with legal action. 

"We should not be fighting with each other"

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss says the UK and France need to move beyond their fishing dispute and work together on larger world issues.

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- Sky News (@SkyNews) November 1, 2021