Is Johnson taking us back to war with France, over FISH?

Some of us have spent years saying the Tories are living in the past; now Boris Johnson’s Brexit is proving the truth of it.

He is putting us on the brink of war with France for the first time in 206 years.

Over fish.

He has made us the villains by trying to impose rules on fishing near the Channel Islands that were not part of the UK-EU trade deal. The French are – rightly – refusing to countenance them and are threatening to cut off Jersey’s power supply.

So he has reacted in a manner that is not only arrogant, it is also typically – for a Tory – archaic: he is sending a gunboat. Two, in fact,

Spike Milligan was writing jokes about this, back in the 1950s; rulers of a country whose empire is falling into ruins, desperately trying to hold on to a greatness they no longer have with brinkmanship. The comedy is that they would be fools to launch the military expeditions they threaten.

But there is nothing funny about this. It merely proves that those who claimed that the EU – a pan-European alliance of nations – was created to prevent another war on that continent were right; the UK’s hardly been out for five minutes and we’re setting ourselves up for a rumble.

It is ridiculous. It is insane.

Johnson will lead the UK into a humiliating defeat – both legally and militarily, if he takes it that far.

And he’s going to make the rest of us – right-thinking UK citizens – look ridiculous too.

If nobody reintroduces him to sanity, I wonder where it will end.

Source: UK sends Royal Navy to patrol Jersey port amid fishing row – BBC News

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  1. Terry SCALES May 6, 2021 at 5:23 am - Reply

    Old old Etonians rule the waves.

  2. wildswimmerpete May 6, 2021 at 11:20 am - Reply

    Shades of the Cod Wars against Iceland.

  3. disabledgrandad May 6, 2021 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    While I accept it’s crazy doing what he has done. I can also see the French especially demanding access to our fish while they for years denied us access to theirs is that right? I don’t think so sorry no one should be able to fish in our walters but UK fishermen we should be supporting our own people. Every other country has policies that support only there people and denied others access to the same.

    Yes Bozo is a f’ing idiot but we should also not be so subservient. I don’t agree with Brexit but it’s happened we have to live with it. But we should also be more like the French and support our own people at the expense of others.

    Our fishing fleet diminishes every year and this needs to stop!!! We should be supporting small boat fishermen over international trawlers.

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