GMB: Adil asks expert if Jersey situation will ‘get out of hand’
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Following threats of a blockade outside Jersey by French fishermen over post-Brexit fishing rights, ITV sent a Good Morning Britain reporter out to the waters to find out more. And with some members of the French fleet threatening to cut off electricity to the island, Adil Ray and Susanna Reid spoke to Head of the Jersey Fishing Association Don Thompson and Navy Rear admiral Dr Chris Parry to see if tempers could really escalate that far.
And Don seemed on edge that the UK Government could end up “capitulating” to the French demands to appease the tense scenes currently underway.
“The big question on everybody’s lips right now is: will our government capitulate to that?” Don said.
He continued: ”French fishermen out there want the conditions removed from their licenses so they can finish with no constraints in our waters,
“While our boats are subject to all sort of conditions about how much they can catch, where they can go. It would be grossly unfair to capitulate to that.”
This prompted Adil later in the conversation to ask Dr Parry: “Is there any risk that this could get out of hand?
“It only takes just one skirmish for this to exacerbate or are you very confident this is just a bit of posturing?”
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