UK could take legal action against France over fishing row, says Liz Truss

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The UK is prepared to take legal action against France over the ongoing row about post-Brexit fishing rights, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has warned. Last month, the UK and Jersey denied permits to dozens of French boats to operate in their waters. In retaliation, France threatened to block British boats from some of its ports and cut electricity to Jersey. Ms Truss told the BBC that France was acting “unfairly” in setting a deadline for issuing more fishing permits. Officials in Paris say that, unless this happens by Tuesday, they will take action. Representatives from the European Commission, France, the UK and the Channel Islands will hold talks on Monday afternoon. A commission spokesperson said they hoped the meeting would bring a “swift solution on the outstanding issues”.(BBC)…[+]