The UK has reacted to the threats of the EU ripping the UK apart over bloody trade battle.Britain has insisted that any agreement must be based on the understanding that “British fisheries and fishing grounds are first and foremost for British boats”.
A furious Brexiteer claimed that the European Union were “bluffing” with their threats to punish Britain if Boris Johnson refuses to compromise on fisheries.
The European Union is “powerless” to stop Britain taking back control of its fishing waters, according to a former fishermen and Brexiteer. Fred, from Suffolk, told the BBC’s Any Answers Boris Johnson should not heed EU threats and give up British fisheries. This follows reports that the EU will restrict the access of UK’s finacial services sector if Boris Johnson refuses to back down on fishing.
Fred said: “I don’t think we should give up any fisheries for finance services.
“We shouldn’t give up one square inch of our fishing area and we should pull as much back as we can towards the UK.”
The Brexiteer who had served as an emergency seamen for 45 years, went on to criticise Emmanuel Macron.
President Macron has said that fisheries has to be on the table or else negotiations won’t go easy for Britain.
Fred responded: “Bring it on I say.
“I hear all the arguments that they may restrict our financial services sector within Europe and I believe they are limited in the way they can do that.
“Politicians may think they are powerful but the exchange rate mechanism in the 1980s showed just how unpowerful they are.”
His remarks followed Conservative peer Lord Michael Forsyth’s attack on the EU on the BBC’s Any Questions programme.
The former Scottish Secretary took aim at French President Emmanuel Macron’s sense of entitlement over British fishing waters.
He compared the EU demand to continue taking 60 percent of fish caught in British waters to the idea that Britain “was entitled to 60 percent of grapes in France and we could make our own wine from that”.
“The idea that Boris or anyone else could sell out the fishing industry when people voted so comprehensively for Brexit is anathema.”
The attack on President Macron comes after the French President made a last-ditch push for a tougher EU negotiating position with Britain over the post-Brexit relationship
The EU has already announced that an agreement on fisheries is a pre-condition for the kind of free trade deal.
Mr Macron is facing pressure from within France to demand “no restrictions” on fisheries in a Brexit trade deal with the UK.
But, the UK has insisted that any agreement must be based on the understanding that “British fishing grounds are first and foremost for British boats”.