‘OUR waters’ Michael Gove explodes at Michel Barnier’s Brexit ultimatum on fishing

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Mr Barnier has offered to give between 15 and 18 percent of fish caught in UK waters by European boats back to Britain under a deal. The EU’s offer would be worth just an estimated £105million (€117million). Mr Gove told Sky News’ Kay Burley that this was unacceptable for Britain.  

Ms Burley asked regarding the UK and EU trade agreement negotiations: “What are the remaining sticking points?”

The Conservative MP said: “There are three, the first is fisheries.

“The EU still wants to take the lion’s share of the fish in our waters which is just not fair given we are leaving the EU.

“The second thing is that the EU still wants us to be tied to their way of doing things.

“The third thing is what happens if there is a dispute.

“The EU is at the moment reserving the right if there is a dispute, not quite to rip everything up, but really to impose some quite penal and tough restrictions on us.

“We do not think that is fair.”  

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