In Britain, announced the possible return of "crash wars"


Effective January 1, 2021, British Navy patrol ships will regularly assist their country's authorities in protecting fishing grounds. This will happen if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. The current situation brings back memories of the "crash wars" of the 70s of the XX century, writes the British newspaper The Guardian.


While Brussels is pondering, London is preparing to use patrol ships in its own exclusive economic zone 320 km wide from the coast. The British are in all seriousness going to detain the fishing vessels of the EU countries, which dare to fish within the specified water area.

At first, the British military wanted to use two patrol ships, then increased their number to four units. However, after the decisive intervention of the Conservatives, this figure rose to eight.

We have done a great job to prepare for any unforeseen circumstances

- said the insider.

Analysts doubt British sailors will start using weapons against EU fishermen. Probably, they will simply be nearby, and in case of suspicion of violations of the fishing rules, they will begin to inspect such vessels. In the most extreme cases, fishermen and their vessels may be detained and taken to the nearest UK port.

Nobody is going to shoot French fishermen. Firearms are in principle only used when there is a danger to life

- clarified a source in the British Navy.

Nobody wants the return of the "cod wars". Back then, British and Icelandic trawlers regularly cut each other's fishing nets. It came to rams in the open sea and even shooting.

Fishing remains one of the key obstacles in harrowing trade negotiations between Brussels and London. Prior to this, disputes over quotas, timing and length of the transition period for this industry quarreled London with Paris. If the British banned EU fishermen from fishing in their EEZ, then the Europeans could also ban the British from fishing in their own EEZ. The EU has already proposed extending the transition period for fisheries by one year, which underlines the critical importance of the industry.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 13 December 2020 17: 01
    +6
    The friendship ended, the creative process of sharing toys and pots began. Good luck to them in this endeavor. When will minefields begin to be installed?
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 13 December 2020 22: 24
      -1
      Why is it so difficult? When is Eyjafjallajökull? Two pieces of dynamite in the mouth and whoever didn't hide, I'm not to blame ... laughing
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 13 December 2020 17: 45
    -5
    Ha. We dug up the topic.
    In fact, fish wars in Europe and the world went on and on regularly. Only our media about it, no, no. You can only find out by chance.
    so they will settle, the experience is great.
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 13 December 2020 20: 44
      -1
      Right! The topic of herring on the Internet is our everything! We wake up with her. we go to bed with her ...!
    2. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 13 December 2020 23: 06
      +3
      In fact, fish wars in Europe and the world went on and on regularly. Only our media about it, no, no. You can only find out by chance.
      so they will settle, the experience is great.

      I'm not sure if the EU has a common economic space, everyone worked according to the same rules. Now, fortunately, this is not the case, and proud British sailors have the opportunity to meet in hand-to-hand combat with brave French fishermen. And we will watch the process with interest winked Good luck to them in this battle.
  3. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 14 December 2020 19: 29
    +4
    Great, gay Europeans are starting to fight for food! Maybe you need something to help? And it's better for both sides ...
    As he said there on June 24, 1941. Senator (then still) Harry Truman:

    If the Germans win, we will start helping the Russians; if the Russians begin to win, we will help the Germans. And let them kill each other, as much as possible.