In the article the following is mentioned ‘ “The European Commission suggested yesterday that European fishermen could continue to fish in British waters after a no-deal. Do you, Mr President, want to have your cake and eat it?,” Daily Mail journalist James Franey asked.
So, in the referred UK Territorial waters the issue of fish would be under the jurisdiction of the UK, not France or the EU, so Macron’s comment about ‘cake’ does not hold water. It is up to the UK to state if they wish to amend the jurisdiction, so it is UK cake not French cake. Therefore it is not Macron’s cake to give or retain.
Now what about the money we are expected to give to the EU, surely if you give an agreed notice of termination, and we have given more than 4 years, no money should be given to the EU, especially with a ‘No Deal’ situation.
I appreciate that we left on 31 December 2019, but the giving of termination money should be dependent on receiving a Trade Deal, so if it is ‘No Deal’ then any giving of money should be terminated.
Source: Macron on EU-UK fishing feud: ‘I’m not giving my piece of cake away’ | Euronews