Germany has warned Boris Johnson to guarantee access for European fishermen in British waters or the EU will block any free-trade agreement.
Michael Roth the European Affairs Minister told the European Parliament, “We do understand that the UK wants certain advantages for its own fishermen, for its own fisheries industry.
“But common resources need to be managed together in a sustainable way, which means we cannot accept that the UK would exclude EU fisheries efforts from its territorial waters all together.”
So if there no pact to manage “common resources” on a comprehensive fisheries pact then there will be no future relationship.
Roth added, “We fear we might be running out of time to some extent.
“No progress has been made for quite some time and we observe that the UK is now moving away from what we had agreed on a long time ago as the basis for the negotiations.
“Now that doesn’t mean the EU is changing its stance.”
Downing Street have been persistent in rejecting the EU’s demands over their consistent pleas for access to British fishing grounds.