fishingfollow」タグアーカイブ

Frost ‘hopeful’ on Paris talks amid Brexit fishing row – follow live

Frost ‘hopeful’ on Paris talks amid Brexit fishing row – follow live
Follow below for the latest Brexit developments

Close

Britain, France again at loggerheads over easing fishing row

Lord David Frost has said he’s “hopeful” of making progress in today’s crunch talks with France over post-Brexit fishing rights.

Britain’s de-facto Brexit minister is meeting France’s Europe minister Clement Beaune to discuss fishing licences.

The two sides have for months been embroiled in a row over what Paris perceives as a UK refusal to issue permits for its trawlers to operate in UK waters.

London insists the overwhelming majority of applications for licences have been granted and that it is following the terms set out in the Brexit trade and cooperation agreement (TCA).

Ahead of the meeting, the Cabinet minister told reporters he was “looking forward to a good discussion” but cautioned “we’ll see where that takes us.”

Elsewhere Micahel Martin, the Irish prime minister, called on the UK government not to follow through with its threats to scrap the Northern Ireland protocol.

Triggering Article 16 would “ have far reaching implications for the relationship between the United Kingdom & the European Union,” he warned earlier in the Irish parliament.

1636028885

On that note…

If you want the latest on the Owen Paterson and standards vote controversy, head to our live sleaze blog.

Sam Hancock4 November 2021 12:28
1636028825

Watch: Tory MP slams government over sleaze vote

‘A bad day for democracy’: Tory MP slams government over sleaze vote
Sam Hancock4 November 2021 12:27
1636028249

UK publishes breakdown of fishing licenses granted to EU

With Britain and France still in a standoff over post-Brexit fishing rights, UK ministers decided last night to set out details of the permits already granted.

Brexit Minister Lord Frost, who is in Paris talking to France’s Europe minister Clement Beaune, said the figures were being set out in detail for “full transparency”.

The overall total shows 1,831 applications for licences have been received, with 1,793 issued and 38 requiring further information from the European Commission or member state – the figure ministers use when they state 98 per cent of licences have been granted.

To some of the figures:

  • In the zone between 12 and 200 nautical miles offshore, all 1,673 licence applications have been granted, including 736 boats from France.
  • French boats have received 85 licences out of 88 applications, Belgian vessels 17 out of 21.
  • The main source of French irritation has been for smaller vessels, the under-12 metre category, where 50 applications have been received – all from French vessels – but just 19 have been issued. One licensed vessel was withdrawn at the EU’s request.
  • Meanwhile, Jersey, which has also been a target of French anger, has issued 113 permanent and 49 temporary licences out of 217 applications.
Sam Hancock4 November 2021 12:17
1636027546

Recap: How a small Scottish scallop trawler reignited a major post-Brexit diplomatic feud

Britain and France once again find themselves at loggerheads over post-Brexit fishing rights in the English Channel.

The latest installment of the feud kicked off on Wednesday when French maritime authorities seized a Scottish scallop trawler, the Cornelis-Gert Jan, and detained it at the port of Le Harve in Normandy, accusing it of fishing without a licence and fining a second boat for obstructing vessel checks.

My colleague Joe Sommerland reports:

How a small scallop trawler reignited a diplomatic feud with France

Cornelis detention at Le Harve just the latest chapter in long-running tensions along English Channel

Matt Mathers4 November 2021 12:05
1636025529

It would be ‘irresponsible and reckless’ for UK to invoke Article 16, Irish PM says

It would be “irresponsible and reckless” for the UK government to invoke Article 16 of the Northern Ireland protocol, the Irish prime minister has said.

Speaking in the Irish parliament on Thursday morning, Michael Martin said: “If such an act was to be taken by the British government, I think it would have far reaching implications for the relationship between the United Kingdom & the European Union.”

Article 16 allows the UK or EU to suspend the protocol if it is deemed to be causing “serious economic, societal or environmental difficulties”.

Matt Mathers4 November 2021 11:32
1636024911

Lord Frost ‘hopeful’ of breakthrough in talks

The UK is “hopeful” of making progress with France on post-Brexit fishing rights, Lord Frost has said.

The de-facto Brexit minister spoke to reporters ahead of his talks with Clement Beaune, France’s Europe minister.

He cautioned that “we’ll see where [the talks] that takes us” but welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron’s climbdown on sanction threats earlier this week.

Matt Mathers4 November 2021 11:21
1636023218

ICYMI: The next generation will reject Brexit and the way it diminished our country – Europe will welcome us back

Across the world, there is incomprehension at what we have done to ourselves, writes Michael Heseltine.

Read Michael’s full piece here:

Michael Heseltine: Next generation will reject Brexit – Europe will welcome us back

Across the world, there is incomprehension at what we have done to ourselves, writes Michael Heseltine

Matt Mathers4 November 2021 10:53
1636022109

Police attacked and two boys arrested in NI protocol protest

Police officers were attacked and two boys arrested at a protest against the Nothern Ireland protocol in Belfast last night.

The PSNI said officers had missiles and fireworks thrown at them near to the site where violence erupted in April.

PSNI district commander, Darris Jones, described the scenes as “disgraceful” and suggested the protests had been organised by “older people”.

The disorder came on Lanark Way in the loyalist Shankill Road area, an interface that separates the Catholic and Protestant communities.

There was also disorder on the nationalist Springfield Road side of the peace wall, police said.

<p>Missiles and fireworks being thrown at police on Lanark Way in the Loyalist Shankill Road area close to the peace wall. </p>

Missiles and fireworks being thrown at police on Lanark Way in the Loyalist Shankill Road area close to the peace wall.

Two boys aged 12 and 15 were arrested on suspicion of riotous behaviour and have since been released on bail as police inquiries continue.

No officers or civilians were hurt, but three PSNI vehicles were damaged and have had to be taken off the road.

Mr Jones told BBC Radio Ulster the violence was “fairly serious”. He said: “At one stage there were up to 100 people on both sides of the interface attacking

Referring to the two arrests, he added: “It is shocking and will have life-changing consequences for those children.

“Most of the crowd who were attacking police, and attacking them in a sustained way with bottles, masonry, fireworks, were from that age, about early teens to early 20s.

“It was a protest we believe, organised by older people against the protocol. But where it was, in relation to the interface, in relation to a very volatile area, it could have been reasonably been expected by those organisers that it would increase tension, it would increase onlookers.

“What happened was the protest itself was peaceful, but once it did go in, the onlookers then who had gathered they put their attention to police and attacked the police.”

Matt Mathers4 November 2021 10:35
1636021209

What is the row about fishing all about?

Under terms of the TCA, European Union boats that can show they have fished in British waters in at least four of the years from 2012 to 2016 are eligible for a licence.

Some 1,831 applications for licences have been received, with 1,793 issued, reports say.

The main source of contention has been for smaller vessels, the under 12-metre category fishing between six and 12 nautical miles of the coast, where 50 applications have been received – all from French vessels – but just 19 have been issued.

Matt Mathers4 November 2021 10:20
1636020309

Full report: PM Brexit demand is impossible and he knows it, says EU vice president

London and Brussels are also involved in a row over the Northern Ireland protocol and the role the European Court of Justice plays in the region.

Speaking ahead of Lord Frost’s France talks, the European Commission’s vice president Frans Timmermans said it was “extremely well-known in London” that the demand to ditch the European Court of Justice could not be met.

Our policy correspondent Jon Stone has more details:

Boris Johnson’s Brexit demand is impossible and he knows it, says EU vice president

Frans Timmermans said it was ‘extremely well-known in London’ that UK demand could not be met

Matt Mathers4 November 2021 10:05