Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

United Kingdom

French Ambassador summoned by UK Government to explain fishing boat detention

The French Ambassador has been summoned by the British Government to explain “disappointing and disproportionate threats” over post-Brexit fishing.

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has asked to see Catherine Colonna to clarify why the French seized a British trawler.

Another boat was fined after fishing off Le Havre.


The French say the detained vessel did not have a licence.

However, Environment Secretary George Eustice insisted that was incorrect.

A government spokesman said:

“The proposed French actions are unjustified and do not appear to be compatible on the EU’s part with the Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) or wider international law.

“We regret the confrontational language that has been consistently used by the French government on this issue, which makes this situation no easier to resolve.”











Latest Tweets


You May Also Like

United Kingdom

Film director Ridley Scott has recalled the death of actor Oliver Reed while making the Oscar winning blockbuster Gladiator. Scott said hard-drinking Reed “just...


The controversial Russian businessman Viktor Baturin, well-known for his years-long counterstanding with his wealthy sister Elena, widow of Moscow ex-mayor Yuri Luzhkov, is likely...

United Kingdom

The Tremeloes. Dave Munden centre Dave Munden the Tremeloes drummer – and often lead singer – with the 60s chart toppers has died. He...

United Kingdom

The Watneys Party Seven is making a comeback. The ubiquitous 70s beer was a bland fizzing bitter ridiculed by many. The drink’s insipidness helped...