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Gove furiously threatens EU over fisheries as this is ‘personal for me’

by LLB Politics Reporter
1st Oct 20 4:43 pm

Cabinet Minister Michael Gove has furiously attacked the EU over the post-Brexit fishing rights and told them in no uncertain words, that the UK is ready to walk away “come what may” in regaining control.

Gove who was speaking at the Blue Collar Conservatism Conference said there is no way the UK will backdown on Brexit fishing rights for the UK.

Gove warned, “There’s no way that we are going to back down on fishing.

“My dad ran a fishing business, that business went to the wall in the 1980s as a result of the EU and their Common Fisheries Policy. So it’s personal for me.

“But the PM and David Frost have been crystal clear with the EU. These are our waters, these are our fish.

“We’re going to decide who has access to our waters on our terms.

“That’s what you’d expect any independent country to do. In the past in some of the negotiations we’ve had with the EU, I think we bend over backwards to be accommodating and we didn’t get the benefit of the doubt as a result.

“So now, we’re going to be absolutely crystal clear with the EU as we have been over the last few weeks.

“Look, if you’re not going to talk turkey with us, that’s fine. We can leave, we can say that’s it, no negotiated outcome. We’re ready, come what may.”

This comes as the EU’s executive Commission, Ursula von der Leyen announced that Brussels has started legal action against the British government over the controversial Internal Markets Bill.

The Bill has sparked fierce conflict with Brussels over continued disagreements over corporate subsidies and fisheries.

von der Leyen said in a short and blunt statement in Brussels on Thursday, “We had invited our British friends to remove the problematic parts of their draft Internal Market Bill by the end of September.

“The deadline lapsed yesterday.

“We stand by our commitments.”

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