Boris is prepared for a clash with Macron, as Farage urges PM to issue an ultimatum to the French.
As Nigel Farage warns of rising French threats to impose an embargo on British goods and cut electricity to Jersey, BORIS JOHNSON faces a dramatic showdown with Emmanuel Macron.
Boris Johnson was pushed by Nigel Farage to issue an ultimatum to his French colleague. The anchor of GB News claimed that France is to blame for Britain’s troubles with the Northern Ireland Protocol and post-Brexit fishing. Mr Farage warned that Theresa May is on the verge of a “major clash” with Emmanuel Macron.
Mr Farage told viewers of GB News: “Everything boils down to one word: France.
“Because the French and Macron are enraged over more than just Brexit.
“They are enraged that their 20th-century submarine technology is being replaced by our 21st-century technology as part of the AUKUS contract.
“However, you have the fishing dispute, which is incredible.”
The former MEP went on to say: “In our sovereign seas, we have permitted 1,700 EU boats to enter.
“And now the French are threatening to blockade British goods because a few boats tried to deceive us by appealing to fish up to the six-mile limit.
“They have threatened to cut off Jersey’s electricity supplies.
“The Northern Ireland Protocol, in my opinion, is really a prelude to a far larger confrontation with France.
“Would the Prime Minister invoke Article 16 if he believes British products will be barred at French ports – that’s the crux of the matter?”
France retaliated against the United Kingdom earlier this week when Jersey refused to permit 75 French fishing vessels access to its seas beginning October 30.
Paris is also enraged after it was revealed that out of 47 applications, the UK had only offered 12 licenses to smaller French fishing boats.
“On every subject, the British are dragging their feet or failing to live up to their commitments,” France’s Maritime Minister Annick Girardin stated.
Retaliation, according to Ms Girardin, might include energy supply, educational exchanges, commerce flows, and rail ties.
Mr. Macron, according to David Jones, the Tory MP for Clwyd West, should walk carefully.
He said to this website: “It is really sad that France, a major European country, should stoop to bullying the small island of Jersey’s citizens.
“The French, on the other hand, should recall what happened the last time they attempted this: the Royal Navy was dispatched.
“They should also keep in mind that boycotts can work both ways.
“The United Kingdom is a significant market,” says Brinkwire Summary News.