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UK negotiators arrive in EU to start talks over fishing warning

by LLB Reporter
2nd Mar 20 3:41 pm

Boris Johnson’s lead negotiators David Frost and Sir Time Barrow have arrived in the EU to meet with Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator.

On Tuesday a team of 100 UK officials will start negotiations at the convention centre, called the Square in the Belgian capital.

The trade talks will no doubt start with fisheries as diplomatic sources told The Times, that Emmanuel Macron, the French President has warned unless they get their way with a fisheries agreement with the UK, fishermen will spark protests along with civil unrest.

Boris Johnson’s government has been threatened to prepare for a “very nasty battle,” that Europe will be “paralysed” unless French fishermen are happy with a post Brexit free trade agreement.

British government officials have told minsters that there is a “very realistic chance” major ports, including Calais, could be blockaded by European Union fishing boats, according to The Times newspaper.

In February Macron made it clear, fisheries must be on the table otherwise negotiations “will not be easy” for Britain.

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