British-French dispute over an island in the English Channel: London directs a battle fleet


London will send two Royal Navy patrol ships to Jersey in the English Channel following threats from Paris to leave it without electricity. This was announced on the evening of May 5, 2021 by the office of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after his telephone conversation with the leaders of the said territory.


The communique clarifies that Johnson talked about the prospects for the energy blockade of Jersey with the chief minister of the island, John Le Fondre, and the head of the local department of external relations, Ian Gorst.

Prime Minister and Chief Minister highlighted the urgent need to ease tensions and establish a dialogue between Jersey and France on fisheries

- emphasized in the statement.

Johnson expressed "unwavering support" for Jersey and called France's actions "completely unwarranted." He promised that Britain would send a combat fleet to "monitor the situation."


It should be noted that Jersey is part of the Channel Islands group (population 105 thousand people, the capital is St. Helier). This is the Crown Possession of the British Crown (i.e., it actually belongs to the monarch), but it is not officially part of the UK, but is its overseas and allegedly independently administered territory. Jersey protection is the responsibility of the United Kingdom. Jersey has never been a colony and has its own parliament - the States of Jersey (form of government - constitutional monarchy). In the 9th century, thousands of French Huguenots found refuge on the island, who were literally exterminated in France. On May 1945, the island celebrates the Day of the Liberation of Jersey from the German occupation in XNUMX.

Note that the disagreements between London and Paris began due to the unresolved British-French dispute in the field of fisheries, which arose after the UK left the European Union. On May 5, the French accused the British of setting a limit on catching fish in the coastal waters of Jersey, thereby violating the Brexit agreement. The head of the French Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Annick Girardin, said that the French are ready for retaliatory measures. He bluntly said that the submarine cable, through which electricity comes to Jersey from France, could be de-energized.
  • Photos used: https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/ and Chipmunkdavis / wikimedia.org
Ad
We are open to cooperation with authors in the news and analytical departments. A prerequisite is the ability to quickly analyze the text and check the facts, to write concisely and interestingly on political and economic topics. We offer flexible working hours and regular payments. Please send your responses with examples of work to [email protected]
8 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 6 May 2021 16: 59
    +5
    Civilized, modern, with concern for the rights of the anxious, burdened, reading the natations to everyone, but in fact - savages, almost at once.
    A beautifully wrapped chewing gum does not turn into a person ...
  2. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 6 May 2021 17: 05
    +3
    Good news!
    Turkey-Greece, USA-Denmark, Britain-France, soon the Germans and the Poles will grab SP-2 ... Long live the unity of NATO! wink
  3. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 6 May 2021 17: 17
    +1
    Why do the Gughunots need atomic electricity? The two Royal Navy patrol ships will surely carry windmills, put them all over the coast, and live happily ever after. And the queen-mother will not abandon her patrimony in trouble, she will give each inhabitant a solar panel. It's a pity they dragged Rusal to Russia, so Deripaska would definitely help his own.
  4. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 6 May 2021 18: 16
    0
    Oh! And this is the only land of the WB, which during the Second World War was captured by the German Nazis? They seemed to live, did not grieve ... Our own ...
  5. George W. Bush - medium (George Bush - average) 7 May 2021 13: 01
    +1
    Russia can also make a calculation and present, for example, to France, so that she would pay an indemnity for the war of 1812, let Poland pay for two False Dmitrys and 1612, the Czech Republic and Japan will return the gold reserves of the Russian Empire, America until 1922 occupied the far east of Russia and took out a lot minerals, including manganese. Interventions in 1918-1920 by the Entente at the head of England in Arkhangelsk and there made the first concentration camp in Russia for the local population.
    You can go on for a very long time, historians to help our politicians.
  6. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 7 May 2021 13: 50
    -3
    British-French dispute over an island in the English Channel: London directs a battle fleet

    - Yeah ... - New "Falklands" still won't work ... - so the kitchen household Anglo-French scandal ...

    The communique clarifies that Johnson talked about the prospects for the energy blockade of Jersey with the chief minister of the island, John Le Fondre, and the head of the local department of external relations, Ian Gorst.

    - Wow ... - "Ian Gorst" ... - what a "correspondence" ... - also "horst" ... - "direct link" to the island territory ... - For "the head of the local department of external relations islands "such a name ... - very suitable ... - Hahah ...
    - And with Ivan the Terrible at one time, England somehow avoided "direct communication" ... - they did not send Ivan the Terrible then a Glytsky bride ... - it can be seen even then on the island of Great Britain the local "Iena Horst" on everything "saved "... - Hahah ...
  7. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 8 May 2021 11: 26
    0
    Here it is European unity. A little that immediately strive to grab each other's throats. Friendship is friendship, tobacco apart
  8. Wanderer039 Offline Wanderer039
    Wanderer039 8 May 2021 13: 02
    +3
    The British Navy is already inferior to the French, the French Air Force is also stronger than the British, and if we take into account the territorial sport of Great Britain with Spain for Gibraltar, then England has no chance of success in the event of a conflict.