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

UK PM Johnson says French threats over fishing licences unjustified
UK PM Johnson says French threats over fishing licences unjustified Copyright Thomson Reuters 2021
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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."

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