Eustice sends warning shot to EU after Brexit stalemate ‘we’ll stand up for our interests’

Eustice sends warning shot to EU after Brexit stalemate ‘we’ll stand up for our interests’

Access to UK fishing waters will be negotiated each year in the country’s interests and not the EU‘s, the Environment Secretary has assured. George Eustice was asked about how the “contentious” issue of fishing rights are being prioritised during Brexit talks. Mr Eustice maintained that it was in the “interests” of the UK economy to “take back control”.

He told the daily briefing: “In this negotiation, we’re prioritising becoming an independent, self-governing country again.

“We want to make our own decisions, make our own laws, control our own waters and set our own fishing policy.

“We want a seat at the table where fishing opportunities are negotiated each year, not only with EU but also with countries such as Norway.

“We believe the interests of our economy are best served by us taking back control and making our own laws again.”

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Published at Tue, 19 May 2020 16:56:00 +0000