France Warns UK ‘All Options on the Table’ in Fishing Disputeon November 23, 2021 at 2:17 pm

France has warned Britain that it still has “all options on the table” in a bitter dispute triggered by the rejection of dozens of applications by French fishermen to fish in British waters. France maintains that the UK’s action was in violation of the UK–EU pact on post-Brexit relations, and threatened last month to restrict cross-Channel trade in retaliation. France’s Europe minister Clement Beaune said on Monday evening that France wants a “constructive solution,” but Paris would consider taking action if the dispute is not solved, with threats including tighter checks and a ban on British trawlers landing catches in French ports. “We still have all options on the table, including these measures, we will prefer to have it on the EU level but if nothing happens at the EU level we will take French measures. But I don’t want to go into that,” he told an event hosted by …

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