Mr Barnier has offered to return between 15 and 18 percent of fish caught in UK waters by European boats to Britain, under an agreement. The EU bid will be worth approximately 105 million pounds (117 million euros). “This is unacceptable to Britain,” Gove told Sky News’s Kay Burley.
“What are the remaining sticking points?” Asked Ms. Burley regarding the trade agreement negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union.
The Conservative Party MP said: There are three, the first of which is fish.
“The European Union still wants to take the lion’s share of fish in our waters which is unfair given that we are leaving the EU.
“The second thing is that the European Union still wants us to be restricted in their way of doing things.
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The third thing is what happens if there is a conflict.
“The European Union at the moment reserves the right in the event of a dispute, not to tear everything apart completely, but in fact to impose some penal and strict restrictions on us.
“We don’t think it’s fair.”
On Friday, the head of the Committee on Future Relations with the European Union told Sky News that Michel Barnier is intent on backing down from the hunting demands and offering Britain a compromise.
“Because we know it will take time to build the British fishing fleet to catch the fish that are in our waters.
“Fisheries is a very complex issue but this is the difficult choice facing the European Union.”
He continued, “In the end, we all know that to get a deal, a compromise will be needed.
“It’s not about Brexit, we left the European Union, and it’s about whether a deal can be struck to make the impact of a bad Brexit on the economy less bad than it will be.”
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