Brexit fishing war latest: French slam UK for igniting fishing war

Ms Girardin, again commanding French response to the action, said she was “revolted” by the UK Government and said “if we have to”, would cut off the underwater cable providing Jersey’s power.

Rapprochement soothed tensions after 12 hours but ultimately left a bruise on UK-French relations – and further irritated the EU.

Fishing isn’t the only point of tension in the French-UK waters, as Conservatives have also prodded France over migration.

Migrants from war-torn countries have used France to cross the English Channel and settle in the UK, many taking the often dangerous route in fragile dinghies.

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