UK warns France it may retaliate over fishing threats – BBC News

Boris Johnson is to meet the French President Emmanuel Macron this weekend to try to defuse growing tensions over post-Brexit fishing rights.

Both leaders are in Rome attending a G20 summit, admit acrimony been the UK and France over access to each other’s territorial waters.

France claims the UK has denied fishing licences to dozens of UK boats. Britain says the majority of licences have been issued but says some French vessels don’t meet the rules for fishing in UK waters.

France has already impounded one UK vessel and is now threatening to block British boats entering her ports. Boris Johnson says he’s willing to do anything necessary to protect UK interests.

Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by political correspondent Alex Forsyth.

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