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Britain and Brussels are said to be “still fishing miles from each other” as the transition deadline alarmingly approaches on December 31. epidemic in EU negotiating chief Michel Barnier’s team The UK has now offered a ‘review clause’ on any fisheries deal after three to five years in an attempt to appease the EU.

But the bloc would rather see that happen in 10 to 15 years.A source said: “They still don’t understand.

“They still essentially demand 80% of their current access to UK waters and stick to that request. ”

Barrie Deas, from the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organizations, added that the UK should reject the request as it would only suit the EU.

He told The Sun: “I’m sure a 10-year deal with trade links would work very well for the EU.

“But it would not be compatible with the UK’s status as an independent coastal state, and I would expect it to be rejected if it were tabled. ”

The EU would also require the review to cover the entire trade agreement.

This could mean that negotiations will be forced to resume in a decade, which could be a repeat of this year’s atrocious stalemate.

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He added that he still hopes that it will be possible to reach an agreement with Brussels.

Mr Gove said: “I hope we will be able to reach a good deal with the European Union.

“The European Union must also move and it must recognize that we voted to take back control and that is the most important thing. “

Mr Barnier said in virtual talks yesterday that negotiators were running out of time.

He added that “fundamental differences remain” on what could be a sign that the EU is still unwilling to change its position on fisheries agreements.

The main obstacles to date relate to future fishing rights, as well as the so-called “level playing field” rules to ensure fair competition and governance arrangements for any agreement.


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