In the UK, MPs have given their final backing to the bill that will implement the UK government’s Brexit deal.
Brussels have warned that failure to grant the EU accessibility will result in outbreak of hostilities on the ocean.
The EU will demand access to the water as a condition of the transition deal. Boris Johnson has warned the European Commission that Britain will take back control of its waters once Britain leaves the EU.
He explained: “We want to prevent any fisheries skirmishes from the Atlantic. We’ve seen them don’t wish to see them again.”
Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen met for preliminary discussions on the trade deal on Wednesday. The bill will then return to the Commons where it is expected to clear its final financial hurdles by January 27, four days before the January 31 Brexit deadline.
In the press conference, Mr Michel confessed the EU faces a struggle to stay united through its upcoming connection discussions.
The Commons voted 330 to 231 also it is going to pass for further scrutiny into the House of Lords next week. The EU would like to lock in guarantees of access to British waters however, the UK insists rights should be separate to the agreement.
Following the meeting, a Downing Street spokesperson insisted Britain needed “a broad free trade agreement” with the EU “covering products and services, and co-operation in other areas”.
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