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Johnson says no change in UK position in fishing row with France

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By Reuters
UK PM Johnson says French threats over fishing licences unjustified
UK PM Johnson says French threats over fishing licences unjustified   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

ROME – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there had been no change in Britain’s position in a dispute with France over post-Brexit fishing rights and he was “puzzled” to hear that Paris wanted his country to be punished for leaving the European Union.

“On fish, I have got to tell you the position is unchanged,” Johnson told reporters after a Group of 20 leaders summit in Rome where he had a private meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday.

“For the record, I must say I was puzzled to read a letter from the French prime minister explicitly asking for Britain to be punished for leaving the EU.”