PARIS: French Prime Minister Jean Castex said in parliament on Tuesday that Britain is not respecting its commitments on fishing under the Brexit deal.
“Britain does not respect its own signature. Month after month, the UK presents new conditions and delays giving definitive licences... this cannot be tolerated,” Castex said.
He added that if legal recourse within the European Union framework does not lead to a satisfactory outcome, France would put into question all bilateral agreements with Britain.
Castex said he had asked the EU Commission for a tougher stance and “if that does not work we will go the (Brexit deal) arbitration panel to get the British to keep their word and, more broadly, we will question all the conditions of the implementation of accords with the EU and also, if necessary, the bilateral cooperation we have with the UK.”