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originally posted by: eletheia
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
Hey CCG your in Cornwall aren't you? Whats going on?
Read in the papers today the French fleet is invading......
Tensions are escalating off the coast of Cornwall - following the biggest
invasion of French trawlers into UK waters. Conflict arose after around 16
foreign crew swept in to catch sea bass just yards from the shore.Mr Loft of
Plymouth said "there will be conflict, this is now becoming a joke, rubbing
our noses in it.
The French have invaded our shorelines and British waters.
Mr Loft said he was livid at the blatant flagrant disregard for the law.
Tensions have been building between British and French fishermen for months
Macron said they would and we haven't even left the EU yet.
As ATS's eyes and ears in that part of the world .... have you been asleep.
But the bluntest warning came from the French President Emmanuel Macron, who suggested that if the UK was unwilling to compromise in negotiations on fishing, which would need to make rapid progress, then talks on a wider trade deal would be slow.
"We as 27 have a clear position on fair competition, on fish, and on the subject of the EU's regulatory autonomy, and that forms part of our position for the future relationship talks," he said.
The president implied that without sufficient progress on trade, the backstop plan to avoid a hard border in Ireland would have to be implemented, including a temporary customs union for the whole of the UK.
"It is a lever because it is in our mutual interest to have this future relationship," Mr Macron said.
I am a sea angler who fishes out of Fowey, Cornwall with a rod and
line for pleasure
During the previous two years we were banned from keeping any bass
and this year we are limited to keeping just one should we be lucky
enough to catch any.
The limit was put in place to try to allow bass stocks to recover,
although most of the pleasure sea anglers thought it unfair, as very
few are caught on rod and line compare to the vast quantity taken by
Now we see fleets of French trawlers coming in and being allowed to
take all the fish we have been trying to protect. They are constantly
doing it and are never challenged
They have completely wiped out all the work put in to protect our
stocks of fish. It is very unfair.
No more pleading with the EU for concessions.
How humiliating and undignified this whole thing is.
Lets just go - something we should have done two and a half years ago.
originally posted by: Soloprotocol
a reply to: andy06shake
Here is some Christmas Pie that may add food for thought.
17 million people get to decide the fate of 47 million. Sounds like democracy to me...Hmmmm