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    “ Michel Barnier was accused last night of making a “derisory” offer on post-Brexit fishing rights as tensions flared before a critical round of negotiations beginning in London today.

    The EU’s chief negotiator was reported to have told European ambassadors that as part of a free-trade deal he was preparing to offer the government between 15 per cent and 18 per cent of the fish quota caught at present in British waters.

    The proposal, which was confirmed by British officials, has been dismissed by London amid concerns on both sides that compromise may be impossible to reach.”

    Michel Barnier’s offer on post-Brexit fishing rights ‘impossible for Britain to accept’ | News | The Times

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    In retaliation the UK will impose a 2% tax on lederhosen.
    "A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices," George Orwell

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    The EU will cave and offer 20%.
    I'm alright Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    The EU will cave and offer 20%.
    And that would be up to 33% improvement on their initial offer, all thanks to masterful brilliance of Brexit negotiators!

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    Worth losing 500BN in financial services and 200K jobs to save fishing industry (peanuts) and the 11 families that own all the fishing rights


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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofTarbera View Post
    Worth losing 500BN in financial services and 200K jobs to save finish industry (peanuts) and the 11 families that own all the fishing rights
    It's exactly this kind of negative thinking that will make a disaster out of Brexit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofTarbera View Post
    Worth losing 500BN in financial services and 200K jobs to save finish industry (peanuts) and the 11 families that own all the fishing rights


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    Or, our elected Government having to ask the EU for permission to manage UK territorial waters.
    His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    Or, our elected Government having to ask the EU for permission to manage UK territorial waters.
    There will be a lot of EU permission asking after Brexit, a lot more.

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    What the feck is it with the fishing industry anyway? UK acts as if it lives off fish and nothing else exists. Is half the Tory party somehow making money from the fish industry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsc View Post
    What the feck is it with the fishing industry anyway? UK acts as if it lives off fish and nothing else exists. Is half the Tory party somehow making money from the fish industry?
    No, but it's a convenient excuse to get no-deal and then sell out to US

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