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Boris Johnson assures he will raise the Falklands' issue at the EU

Friday, December 11th 2020 - 09:55 UTC
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised he will raise the matter of the Falklands fishery in the European Union after Labour MP Derek Twigg made representations on behalf of the Islands at Prime Minister’s Question Time on Wednesday. Read full article

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  • RedBaron

    Johnson has NEVER gone the extra mile or even the extra centimetre to even consider the Falklands or even to get a trade deal.
    Johnson has only one sole aim and that is to get out of the EU with no consideration for the consequences. The recent meetings (including dinner on Wednesday in Brussels) all pointy to that fact.
    Right from the very beginning in 2016 when Farage said he wanted no deal (and Johnson was standing close to his shoulder), there has been precious little effort to find a suitable compromise on any or all of the discussion.
    Even if a sort of agreement could be found now, it would be so miserable and residual that it would be almost worthless.
    If the islanders, FIG and squidillionaires have not based their calculations on no deal; then they have been missing the point. This will be a serious blow to the economy and they need to hope that there is a trade deal with Korea or China to allow more jiggers to fish in future.

    Through all of this has the new FI rep in London been knocking on the door of No. 10 to get the case heard?

    Dec 11th, 2020 - 11:34 am - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Judge Jose

    Mini Trump has been useless as a PM full stop, completely out of his depth.

    Dec 11th, 2020 - 04:29 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Think

    TWIMC...

    I wonder what the ~67,000,000 brittons would Think if the ~3,500 fine people of St. Asaph, Wales ( https://i2-prod.walesonline.co.uk/incoming/article3573976.ece/ALTERNATES/s810/0_ak6.jpg ) craved sooooooooo much personal attention from their Engrish Prime Minister...?

    Dec 11th, 2020 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Guillote

    mmmmm ... politicians.
    the truth is going to be seen in January.

    Dec 12th, 2020 - 03:35 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • kelperabout

    I think the islands are sitting in a very good position in the fishing industry. It is clear Britain is going to shut the door on EU fishing in their waters with a deal or no deal. That means that the EU who are hungry for fish stock will likely start looking at options in other places.
    The Falklands could be that perfect option. The islanders could , through new trade agreements allow the EU to fish their waters and in return allow the islands economy to have a tariff free trade in Europe.
    But I wonder how many will jump on that potential band wagon.
    The other potential is to start processing fish on the islands so cutting out the middleman all together.
    Brexit does not need to be the end of free trade if one plays clever.

    Dec 12th, 2020 - 10:46 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    Mr. Kelperabout...

    So..., you Think them windswept Isles are sitting in a very good position in the fishing industry...., huhhhh...?

    You bring to me memory them 10 years old friendly opinion exchanges I had in here with many an Anglo/Kelper poster about them windswept Islands sitting in a very good position in the oil industry...., remember...?

    Baaahhhhhhhhrain and all that circus...:-)))

    From this side of the water..., we have other ideas about your future position in the fishing industry...

    Capisce...?

    Dec 12th, 2020 - 01:38 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • kelperabout

    THINK. Of course you have other ideas but they will remain that just ideas.
    As for oil I have always doubted it was or is the right thing for us.
    Fishing we already know works so it is logical to think that trade deals are likely to be a good step in the right direction.
    Wonder how Argentina would react if our fishing companies either done a fishing deal or set up onshore processing.
    Bet hair pulling and dump spitting would feature high on their agenda.

    Dec 12th, 2020 - 04:21 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    Tjaaaa..., Mr. Kelperabout...
    An onshore squid processing operation on them windswept Isles sounds like a brillant idea...

    There are of course some small “buts”..., though...
    For example that a Gallego “Fishlady” wage is 'bout £700 .-
    Or that a Chink “Fishlady” wage is 'bout £70 .-
    Can one live in Malvinas for £700 quid...?

    Not to mention them scandalous high import tariffs for “processed” food produce the 1st World Markets luuuuuuuvs to levy to us Blacks..., Browns..., Yellows..., Dagos and now... Kelpers...

    Capisce...?

    Dec 12th, 2020 - 09:13 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Pugol-H

    With, at the very least, greatly reduced quotas for EU boats in UK waters and their own waters picked clean, Europe is going to be very short of fish/squid next year.

    A case of wherever they can get it, never mind the price.

    Dec 13th, 2020 - 03:48 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • portman

    this is where fi london office and the rep comes into play with the lobbying remit. brexit provides opportunity for joint ventures between fi and british companies. british partners more appropriate than spanish seeing that spain is in eu and has a spurious sovereignty claim on gibraltar (like argies have on fi). current situation is hypocritcal. lets support gib and uk properly in return for their full support for fi.

    Dec 14th, 2020 - 04:53 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    Mr. Portman...

    I agree..., kicking them Dagos out of Malvinas and siding with Engeland would be the consistent..., coherent... and decent thing to do...

    Maybe rhe F. I. London office should start lobbying them ~70,000,000 Brittons to replace the beef in their Sunday Roasts with squid...?

    Dec 14th, 2020 - 08:00 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Guillote

    mmmmm ... politicians.
    the truth is going to be seen in January.
    again
    quien voto mi comentario como negativo?jejejej

    Dec 16th, 2020 - 04:36 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Think

    TWIMC...

    Article says...
    ***“Boris Johnson assures he will raise the Falklands' issue at the EU”***

    I say..:
    Ya mean..., like this...?...:
    https://en.mercopress.com/2020/12/14/four-royal-navy-patrol-ships-ready-as-of-january-to-protect-uk-s-fishing-waters...
    - (Good thing though..., that our beloved Scottish Ginger Nicola Lass has made it abundantly clear that the lads of the Engrish Armada are NOT welcomed into Scottish waters if they can't behave as gentlemen... :-)))

    Capisce...?

    Dec 16th, 2020 - 08:24 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Pugol-H

    Fish face has NO SAY in the matter.

    Also, her opinion does not reflect the opinion of the Scottish coastal communities, quite the opposite.

    Remembering that more people in Scotland voted for Brexit, than voted SNP.

    And however you cut the figures, a lot of SNP voters voted for Brexit.

    More Tory MSPs in the next Holyrood Parliament, so keep going dear Nicola, keep going.

    Dec 16th, 2020 - 05:32 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Pogul-X

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1373323/Nicola-Sturgeon-brexit-news-boris-johnson-fish-scotland-vn

    Dec 16th, 2020 - 06:08 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Think

    A big thanks to BoJo for...:

    1) (Dis)UK out of EU by 2021...
    2) ALBA independent as for 2025...
    3) CYMRU Indy- Ref not later than 2026...
    4) One, United EIRE not unthinkable before 2028...
    5) El Peñon de Gibraltar and las Islas Malvinas devolved by 2030...
    - https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18938024.scottish-independence-unstoppable-says-plaid-cymru-leader-welsh-indyref-pledge/

    “Annus Horribilis in Decade Malefica” for the Royal House of Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha (or “Windsor” as them Engrish plebs were made to believe... ;-)..., I reckon...
    Chuckle..., chuckle....
    El Think...

    Dec 16th, 2020 - 07:13 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Pugol-H

    Just follow the yellow brick road, down the Rabbit hole and it all comes into view when you eat your red spotted Toad stool.

    Dec 17th, 2020 - 05:55 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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