Brussels ‘will give up’ fishing demands over UK waters

Brussels 'will give up' fishing demands over UK waters

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s negotiating team are “confident” of striking a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU by the end of the year, it emerged. They insist that Brussels wants to wrap an agreement up as soon as possible and that sticking points over issues like fishing will be ironed out. Talks between the … Read more

UK refuses to back down as Brexit talks stall

Michel Barnier and Boris Johnson On Fisheries policy

British negotiators will demand a separate fisheries agreement today as talk resume with Brussels over a trade deal. It will set up a fresh clash with Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, who wants fishing to be included in a single, overarching future relationship pact. David Frost, Boris Johnson’s lead negotiator, revealed his plans for … Read more

Former European minister breaks cover to admit Brussels ‘in danger of death’

Former European minister breaks cover to admit Brussels ‘in danger of death’

The EU’s old wounds have been exposed by coronavirus in a potentially fatal blow, France’s former European affairs minister Elisabeth Guigou has warned. EU officials in Brussels have repeatedly urged national capitals to show solidarity, but the health crisis has only underlined existing divisions and tensions between member states. “The European Union is in danger … Read more

Boris sends shockwaves to Brussels as PM refuses to cave to Brexit delay demand

Boris sends shockwaves to Brussels as PM refuses to cave to Brexit delay demand

Brexit is going ahead as Matt Hancock explained that arrangements with the EU have been set out as the UK sticks to the plan to completely leave by December 31. Matt Hancock has revealed further updates to the Brexit transition as he explained the basis of the UK’s future relationship with the EU has already been set … Read more

How UK could have followed Norway’s path and protected its waters

Boris Johnson on UK Fisheries

Britain could have followed Norway’s path and protected its waters from the EU, had former Prime Minister Edward Heath not considered fishing expendable when negotiating the country’s accession to the EEC, former MP for Grimsby and Brexit campaigner Austin Mitchell claimed in a recent report. Before the negotiations on a future trade deal between the … Read more

How UK’s chief negotiator misled country on fishing rights

How UK's chief negotiator misled country on fishing rights

Geoffrey Rippon, the chief negotiator of Britain’s entry into the Common Market, misled the House of Commons in the early Seventies about losing the country’s fishing rights to Brussels, former Conservative Party minister Patrick Nicholls claimed in a recent report. Brexit trade negotiations face collapse unless the EU abandons its demands for continued access to … Read more

Full exit, full steam ahead – UK fires back at EU’s coronavirus threat

Full exit, full steam ahead - UK fires back at EU's coronavirus threat

Britain’s full exit from EU rules is going ahead on schedule despite the coronavirus crisis, a Cabinet minister promised last night. Environment Secretary George Eustice, who is helping to prepare the way for the UK’s departure from the Brussels fishing and farming regimes, insisted the post-Brexit transition out of the bloc will be completed by … Read more

Michael Gove dismantles EU’s fishing demands in Brexit trade deal threat

Michel Barnier and Michael Gove

Brexiteer MP Michael Gove brilliantly dismantled the European Union’s approach to Brexit negotiations over the UK’s fisheries. The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster was grilled over the importance of the British fisheries in the Brexit trade deal despite the sector be worth less than 0.5 percent of the UK economy’s GDP. However, Mr Gove outlined the … Read more

‘We’ve left!’-Boris Johnson fights back over ‘unprecedented’ demands

'We've left!'-Boris Johnson fights back over 'unprecedented' demands

Boris Johnson has hit back at claims by the European Union that British negotiators are deliberately planning to scupper the post-Brexit trade talks with the bloc. The row erupted after European trade commissioner Phil Hogan said the Government would blame the coronavirus pandemic for any disruption caused by not reaching a free trade agreement by … Read more