Jersey 'could run out of food' in two days because of French blockade

Don Thompson, President of the Jersey Fishermen’s Association, tells us how the French blockade of St Helier harbour could lead to the island running out of food and fuel within two days.

Tensions are escalating between the UK and France, with Britain sending two Royal Navy vessels to the Channel island to keep watch over the protest. Paris has responded by sending the military ship Athos to the harbour on a “patrol mission”.

Mr. Thompson tells the podcast the row is over a post-Brexit fishing deal, and he’s concerned “physical confrontations” between vessels could break out at sea if a resolution isn’t found. 


 

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