A leaked letter that has been sent to a number of EU fishing businesses has confirmed that Brussels chiefs are now actively planning for a no deal Brexit.
The letter warns that a ‘no deal’ scenario will probably result in the United Kingdom getting full control of its own fishing waters, and it adds that they should be prepared for some ‘disruption.’
Where they see a problem, we see a benefit, but that’s another story!
According to a report in The Express:
EUROPEAN Union fears of a no-deal Brexit intensified tonight after officials admitted it would mean Britain would regain TOTAL control of its fishing waters.
Brussels has spent much of the months-long negotiations demanding the UK jump through hoop after hoop, reminding Theresa May and her Brexit ministers on several occasions: “Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed.”
The prospect of a no-deal situation has been repeatedly floated by Brussels as a threat to the UK in order to force its own agenda – but it has emerged tonight it would actually result in a huge boost for Britain’s fishing industry.
A letter sent by the EU has warned European fishermen to prepare for disruption in the event of no deal being agreed on the future UK-EU relationship.
This, the Telegraph revealed, would severely impact how European fishermen could work in Britain’s abundant fishing waters.
The letter said European fishermen should anticipate “considerable uncertainty” and “legal repercussions” in the event of a no deal, adding “when the United Kingdom becomes a third country”, everything will change.
The letter warned: “In accordance with international law of the sea, fishing vessels wishing to engage in fishing activities in waters under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of a third country are required to obtain a fishing authorisation from that third country.”
Permission would also be required for European fishermen to sell fish at UK ports, putting power back in the hands of British fishermen.