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Daily politics briefing: May 8

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Daily politics briefing: May 8

Daily politics briefing: May 8

The key facts behind the day's headlines on May 8 as Don Thompson, president of Jersey Fishermen’s Association, said the so-called “blockade” of the Channel Island’s main port followed “some pretty extreme threats” from the French.


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French fishing boats gather en masse at entrance of St Helier harbour in Jersey [Video]

French fishing boats gather en masse at entrance of St Helier harbour in Jersey

In an escalating row over fishing rights, the UK is sending two Royal Navy patrol boats to Jersey to protect the Channel Island from a French blockade. Around 50 fishing boats have gathered at the entrance to St Helier harbour. They're complaining about post-Brexit fishing rights.

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French boats protest in Jersey harbour over post-Brexit fishing rights [Video]

French boats protest in Jersey harbour over post-Brexit fishing rights

Two Royal Navy vessels are patrolling waters around Jersey amid concerns of a possible blockade of the island due to an ongoing row with France over post-Brexit fishing rights.HMS Severn and HMS Tamar have been deployed by the UK Government to “monitor the situation” at the Channel Island amid a protest by French fishing vessels at the port of St Helier over the lack of access.French maritime minister Annick Girardin warned on Tuesday that the country is ready to take “retaliatory measures”, accusing Jersey of dragging its feet over issuing new licences to French boats.

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