French minister Beaune: running out of patience with UK on Brexit/fishing situation

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French minister Beaune: running out of patience with UK on Brexit/fishing situation
French minister Beaune: running out of patience with UK on Brexit/fishing situation   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">PARIS</span> – French European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune said on Thursday that he was running out of patience with the UK regarding resolving post-Brexit fishing rights between the UK and France, as diplomatic tensions between the two countries simmer.</p> <p>“We are at the end of our patience. We are continuing our fight,” Beaune told a French parliamentary hearing, while adding that Britain’s position over the situation was “unsportsmanlike.”</p> <p>French vessels want to keep fishing in the waters off the English Channel Islands, but a dispute over the licences earlier this year led both France and Britain to send patrol vessels off the shores of Jersey – a self-governing British Crown Dependency.</p> <p>Beaune’s criticism came a day after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson told France to get a grip and give allies in the United States and Australia a break over a row about a trilateral nuclear submarine deal that tore up a separate French contract.</p> <p/> </div>