The French maritime minister, Annick Girardin, warned on Tuesday that France could cut off electricity to the British island of Jersey in a dispute over fishing rights. The warning followed claims from Paris that Jersey was stalling in issuing licences to French boats under the terms of the UK’s post-Brexit trade deal with the EU. ‘The agreement provides for retaliatory measures and these measures of retaliation we are ready to use,’ Girardin told French lawmakers.
France threatens to cut off power to Jersey in post-Brexit fishing row
Jersey hits back at ‘disproportionate’ French threat to cut electricity