France is angry that after decades of unfettered access to the waters around Jersey, fishing boats must now provide proof they have historically fished in the waters, and paperwork that is required since Britain left the European Union. CNN’s Nic Robertson reports.
Interview with Duncan Fairgrieve, professor of comparative law at Universite de Paris Dauphine, about the developing situation in Jersey.France has despatched two patrol boats to Jersey as tensions continued to rise in the dispute over post-Brexit fishing rights.
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The Queen has been welcomed on board Royal Navy flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth ahead of its operational deployment to the Indo-Pacific region.The £3 billion warship, which carries eight RAF F35B stealth fighter jets, will depart later on Saturday for Asia accompanied by six Royal Navy ships, a submarine, 14 naval helicopters and a company of Royal Marines.
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Two Royal Navy vessels are patrolling the waters around Jersey amid concerns of a possible blockade of the island’s main port due to French fishermen protesting over post-Brexit fishing rights. About 60 French and Jersey boats are currently blocking the Island’s St Helier port. The French fishers are outraged over new licensing rules introduced last week that restrict the number of days they can operate in shared waters. French authorities have also argued that the “new technical measures” had not been communicated to the EU. The French government have even warned of cutting off island’s electricity amid the escalating row. Senator Ian Gorst revealed in a statement on Wednesday night that they “will continue to liaise closely with UK and EU officials over the coming hours and days to achieve a pragmatic solution.” Report by Bradbrookh. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
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.
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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The co-founders of an independent music festival have been left 'devastated' after being forced to cancel the event because of England's extended lockdown.The Black Deer Festival was due to take place at Eridge Park in Kent from June 25-27. Co-founders Gill Tee, 65, and Debs Shilling, 55, cancelled the event after Boris Johnson delayed the end of England's lockdown from June 21 to at least July 19.Ms Tee, a former events organiser, told the PA Media news agency she knew of people in the festival industry who had taken their own lives as a result of lockdown.
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Boris Johnson has insisted British farmers will benefit from the UK’s free trade deal with Australia, the first to be negotiated from scratch since Brexit.The Prime Minister said it was “good news” for services and manufacturers in the UK, with British products such as cars, Scotch whisky and confectionery set to be cheaper to sell to Australia because of the tariff-free agreement.
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The delay in lifting all coronavirus restrictions on weddings is a “slap in the face” for couples, one bride-to-be has said.Boris Johnson told a Downing Street briefing on Monday that the current 30-person cap for ceremonies and receptions will still be lifted on June 21, but venues will have to limit numbers and activities based on space.The Government website has been updated to state that “some restrictions” will need to be enforced at weddings and commemorative events, including table service only, social distancing, face coverings and “restrictions on singing and dancing”, amid a delay to the planned final stage of lockdown easing.
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[NFA] French trawler crews angry at post-Brexit restrictions on their access to British fishing grounds sailed in a flotilla to the British Channel island of Jersey on Thursday to register their protest. Emer McCarthy reports.