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May 6, 2021 1:13 AM CST Great Britain sends 2 Naval ships
Harry Yorke
Wed, 5 May 2021, 8:01 pm
Offshore patrol vessels are heading to Jersey - LPhot Phil Bloor/Royal Navy
Offshore patrol vessels are heading to Jersey - LPhot Phil Bloor/Royal Navy

The Royal Navy is being deployed to Jersey amid fears that French fishermen will blockade the island's main port on Thursday as the row over post-Brexit fishing arrangements escalates.

On Wednesday night, Boris Johnson sent two patrol vessels to St Helier following a phone call with Senator John Le Fondré, Jersey's Chief Minister.

More than 60 French fishing vessels are expected to arrive in the port on Thursday to protest over access to the waters around the island.

The fishermen – angered by Jersey's decision to place new restrictions on fishing licences permitting access to its waters – have threatened to bring the island "to its knees".

On Wednesday night, a Downing Street spokesman said: "The Prime Minister and Chief Minister stressed the urgent need for a de-escalation in tensions and for dialogue between Jersey and France on fishing access.

"The Prime Minister underlined his unwavering support for Jersey. He said that any blockade would be completely unjustified. As a precautionary measure, the UK will be sending two offshore patrol vessels to monitor the situation."

On Wednesday night the Ministry of Defence said HMS Tamar, which was commissioned last year and is equipped with machine guns, had been deployed and would arrive today. The second, HMS Severn, is also on its way.
Boris Johnson 'underlined his unwavering support for Jersey' and said any blockade 'would be completely unjustified' - Hollie Adams/ Bloomberg
May 6, 2021 1:24 AM CST Great Britain sends 2 Naval ships
Tiger_Moth
Tiger_MothTiger_MothLouth, Lincolnshire, England UK7 Threads 574 Posts
tomcatty: Harry Yorke
Wed, 5 May 2021, 8:01 pm
Offshore patrol vessels are heading to Jersey - LPhot Phil Bloor/Royal Navy
Offshore patrol vessels are heading to Jersey - LPhot Phil Bloor/Royal Navy

The Royal Navy is being deployed to Jersey amid fears that French fishermen will blockade the island's main port on Thursday as the row over post-Brexit fishing arrangements escalates.

On Wednesday night, Boris Johnson sent two patrol vessels to St Helier following a phone call with Senator John Le Fondré, Jersey's Chief Minister.

More than 60 French fishing vessels are expected to arrive in the port on Thursday to protest over access to the waters around the island.

The fishermen – angered by Jersey's decision to place new restrictions on fishing licences permitting access to its waters – have threatened to bring the island "to its knees".

On Wednesday night, a Downing Street spokesman said: "The Prime Minister and Chief Minister stressed the urgent need for a de-escalation in tensions and for dialogue between Jersey and France on fishing access.

"The Prime Minister underlined his unwavering support for Jersey. He said that any blockade would be completely unjustified. As a precautionary measure, the UK will be sending two offshore patrol vessels to monitor the situation."

On Wednesday night the Ministry of Defence said HMS Tamar, which was commissioned last year and is equipped with machine guns, had been deployed and would arrive today. The second, HMS Severn, is also on its way.
Boris Johnson 'underlined his unwavering support for Jersey' and said any blockade 'would be completely unjustified' - Hollie Adams/ Bloomberg
It's not the French fishermen who will bring Jersey to it's knees but the threat of the cutting of the underwater electric cable supplying electricity to the islands ,details of which have been omitted from this report.


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May 6, 2021 1:27 AM CST Great Britain sends 2 Naval ships
Tiger_Moth: It's not the French fishermen who will bring Jersey to it's knees but the threat of the cutting of the underwater electric cable supplying electricity to the islands ,details of which have been omitted from this report.
I'm afraid the issues are correlatedgrin
May 6, 2021 1:39 AM CST Great Britain sends 2 Naval ships
Tiger_Moth
Tiger_MothTiger_MothLouth, Lincolnshire, England UK7 Threads 574 Posts
tomcatty: I'm afraid the issues are correlated
Morning T.C.

This really is the main issue with regards this blockade. Fishing rights are and will be a bone of contention as Europe is responsible for the depletion of much of the fishing stock in our oceans.

We in the UK should stand by Jersey and EVERY EDF customer in the UK should change suppliers if the French blockade any Channel island. The French government are the largest investors in EDF and we don't need their bullying tactics here.
May 6, 2021 1:45 AM CST Great Britain sends 2 Naval ships
tomcatty: I'm afraid the issues are correlated
this is such a pile of nonsense on all sides,,,
May 6, 2021 1:55 AM CST Great Britain sends 2 Naval ships
michaelright: this is such a pile of nonsense on all sides,,,
Wow are you for real??
May 6, 2021 1:56 AM CST Great Britain sends 2 Naval ships
Tiger_Moth
Tiger_MothTiger_MothLouth, Lincolnshire, England UK7 Threads 574 Posts
michaelright: this is such a pile of nonsense on all sides,,,
,

Whilst I agree with you to a point the threat to cut off their main supply of electricity is hardly nonsense.sigh
May 6, 2021 1:59 AM CST Great Britain sends 2 Naval ships
tomcatty: Wow are you for real??
My staff have called me for breakfast, I'll be back shortlytip hat
May 6, 2021 2:00 AM CST Great Britain sends 2 Naval ships
Tiger_Moth
Tiger_MothTiger_MothLouth, Lincolnshire, England UK7 Threads 574 Posts
tomcatty: My staff have called me for breakfast, I'll be back shortly
Oh great must be wonderful living next door to McDonalds.wink
May 6, 2021 2:06 AM CST Great Britain sends 2 Naval ships
Tiger_Moth: Oh great must be wonderful living next door to McDonalds.
Hi TM, my staff i.e.my leaner and my cat don't use MD.

By the way, JEC supply Jerseys electricity, and cant by law cut it off,tip hat
May 6, 2021 2:07 AM CST Great Britain sends 2 Naval ships
tomcatty: Hi TM, my staff i.e.my cleaner and my cat don't use MD.

By the way, JEC supply Jerseys electricity, and cant by law cut it off,
May 6, 2021 2:13 AM CST Great Britain sends 2 Naval ships
The story is on Good Morning Britain now.
May 6, 2021 2:30 AM CST Great Britain sends 2 Naval ships
Tiger_Moth
Tiger_MothTiger_MothLouth, Lincolnshire, England UK7 Threads 574 Posts
tomcatty: Hi TM, my staff i.e.my leaner and my cat don't use MD.

By the way, JEC supply Jerseys electricity, and cant by law cut it off,
Supplied by France.


Around 95% of the electricity we supply is imported from low carbon, hydro (34%) and nuclear (66%) sources in France through three undersea supply cables. These cable links have given us the ability to virtually completely de-carbonise Jersey’s electricity supply.
May 6, 2021 2:33 AM CST Great Britain sends 2 Naval ships
Tiger_Moth
Tiger_MothTiger_MothLouth, Lincolnshire, England UK7 Threads 574 Posts
tomcatty: The story is on Good Morning Britain now.
Never watch G.M.B

Got to go ,things to do ,places to go. Catch you later.wave
May 6, 2021 4:20 AM CST Great Britain sends 2 Naval ships
Tiger_Moth: ,

Whilst I agree with you to a point the threat to cut off their main supply of electricity is hardly nonsense.
of course,,, but it's nonsense to even suggest it,,, that's my point,
May 6, 2021 4:34 AM CST Great Britain sends 2 Naval ships
Tiger_Moth
Tiger_MothTiger_MothLouth, Lincolnshire, England UK7 Threads 574 Posts
michaelright: of course,,, but it's nonsense to even suggest it,,, that's my point,
Ah I see . Thought you were just looking at it from the Brexit angle.. Typical of the French Government to pull a stunt like this, but highly unlikely that they will be able to bring it into force and cut the supply. Bullying tactics at their worst.very mad
May 6, 2021 5:18 AM CST Great Britain sends 2 Naval ships
Tiger_Moth: Ah I see . Thought you were just looking at it from the Brexit angle.. Typical of the French Government to pull a stunt like this, but highly unlikely that they will be able to bring it into force and cut the supply. Bullying tactics at their worst.
Grue, bug the French have tried o bully us many times over many hundreds of years,

Negotiation is really the way forward herd hr but the French are so greedy, The fishing grounds are ours by law so up yours France,cheering
May 6, 2021 5:20 AM CST Great Britain sends 2 Naval ships
tomcatty: True, but the French have tried o bully us many times over many hundreds of years,

Negotiation is really the way forward here but the French are so greedy, The fishing grounds are ours by law so up yours France,
cheering
May 6, 2021 5:41 AM CST Great Britain sends 2 Naval ships
I watched David Attenborough's witness statement documentary recently, which was excellent.

In it he reported on an island in warmer climes that was dependent upon it's fishing, but at one point had significantly depleted it stocks. The people introduced a policy of 'no fishing zones' to allow stock in those areas to recover.

The thng is, those areas not only recovered, but stocks plentifully spilled over into their allowable zones making the industry sustainable.

Whilst I appreciate that some people will be desperate to maintain their livelihoods, unless we take action towards long term sustainability, those livelihoods will be lost anyway, but with more far reaching consequences to the ecosystem.
May 6, 2021 5:50 AM CST Great Britain sends 2 Naval ships
jac_the_gripper: I watched David Attenborough's witness statement documentary recently, which was excellent.

In it he reported on an island in warmer climes that was dependent upon it's fishing, but at one point had significantly depleted it stocks. The people introduced a policy of 'no fishing zones' to allow stock in those areas to recover.

The thng is, those areas not only recovered, but stocks plentifully spilled over into their allowable zones making the industry sustainable.

Whilst I appreciate that some people will be desperate to maintain their livelihoods, unless we take action towards long term sustainability, those livelihoods will be lost anyway, but with more far reaching consequences to the ecosystem.
I agree and there are already fish quotas in operation
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