An emotional argument about fish could mess up the brexite deal
Freitag 22 Januar 35958 Teilen
Time is running out for the EU and the UK to agree on a brexite deal. A major point of the conflict is fishing rights. Neither Great Britian nor France are ready to make a compromise, although the economic importance of fishing is quite low.
In the English Channel, the British and French have fought many battles over the past 900 years. British and French fishermen argue over fishing grounds between the Normandy and England´s south coast. These arguments are carried out in a very brutal way. About two years ago, French fishermen rammed British boats and threw stones at them to scare them away.
French President Emmanuel Macron set a red line: French fishermen must still have the right to fish in British waters from 2021. The entire brexite deal is in danger of failing because of this point, which seems unimportant to outsiders.