French fisherman warn they will retaliate over Brexit fishing row from TOMORROW

France‘s fleets are prepared to hit the UK with further shortages in retaliation for the small number of fishing licences granted so far, fisherman Laurent Melin warned. Tensions have been on the rise for weeks after Paris lamented its fishermen were being curtailed from accessing richer British water by the lack of extensive post-Brexit licencing. Mr Melin told the Today programme he and his colleagues are ready to launch a severe attack on the UK until London caves to their demands.

The French fisherman said: “I live in a state of anxious anger. Checking my phone for news about my licence.

“We’ll create as much disruption as we can by blocking primary goods.

“The things the UK needs the most. We saw the gas shortage, we’ll try to create a shortage of something else.

“We’re ready to block everything – Calais, Dunkirk, the Eurotunnel.”

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