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And Daniel Kawczynski said it was crucial for the UK to regain control to prevent the EU from “plundering” the country’s fish stocks. Mr Kawczynski was speaking the day after the publication of reports from Brussels suggesting that the EU was planning the UK to reach an agreement on access to UK waters after the end of the year to ensure that the Great Brittany is no longer subject to any of the EU rules and regulations. .

However, Kawczynski said it would not be acceptable to use the domestic fishing industry as a bargaining chip.He said: ‘The UK fishing industry could be worth between £ 6 billion and £ 8 billion a year for the UK.

“You cannot compromise on fishing because fishing is a UK domestic and sovereign decision.

“So we would compromise on our sovereignty in this regard. ”

Mr Kawczynski, MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham, added: “By the way, the British position is not unreasonable here.

“If I felt that our own government was being unreasonable towards the EU, I would be ready to compromise.

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“We have seen the European Union plunder and decimate our fishing stocks.

“As an island nation, the fishing industry is extraordinarily iconic and could truly be of tremendous benefit to the UK economy and create a huge amount of jobs.

“But also, it corresponds to what interests young people, namely the environment and marine sustainability. “

Mr Kawczynski yesterday launched a scathing attack on EU negotiator Michel Barnier, who tweeted the same Brexit message in all languages ​​used by the EU since its first, in English, on August 4.

Describing Mr Barnier’s strategy as’ trolling ‘Mr Kawczynski added:’ I think Mr Barnier now realizes that he is heading towards the end of the road.

“He massively miscalculated his strategy, his story and his interlocutory objectives.

“He completely misinterpreted us – he felt that his intransigence and intimidation would ultimately force us to back down and fold our cards.

“That won’t happen and what he is trying to do in a last minute desperate attempt to convince us to give in to his demands, he is now trying to solicit various European countries to engage with us on a bilateral basis and try to convince us. ”

Mr Barnier’s team told diplomats on Monday at an informal event also attended by journalists that they believed the UK’s “clear strategy” would be to “negotiate” access to fisheries for ensure the absence of EU rules at a very late stage of the negotiations.


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