France ready to cut off electricity in fishing war - 'Desire to do battle!'

New Brexit fishing laws were introduced on Friday, sparking accusations from France that this would limit their own opportunities. The new measures included a new post-Brexit licencing law being issued in Jersey, which means French boats that want to fish in nearby waters need a licence issued by the island's government. France were given 41 licences to fish in Jersey waters, a number France said was too small.

France hit out at limits on where ships are able to go, as well as how long fishermen can spend at sea and what machinery they can use.

In retaliation, France has now threatened to cut off electricity supply to Jersey, with around 95 percent of power for the Channel Islands coming through three undersea cables from France.

French politician Bertrand Sorre said a

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