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France threatens to cut power to Jersey amid fishing row

(286 Posts)
Blossoming Wed 05-May-21 15:07:52

What an absolutely ludicrous threat by Annick Girardin. I’m not a Brexiteer, but I cannot think of any way to defend this.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56984886?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IND_INSIDE_POLITICS%202021-05-05&utm_term=IND_Brexit_CDP

Smileless2012 Wed 05-May-21 16:13:57

Ridiculous isn't it.

suziewoozie Wed 05-May-21 16:17:34

But they won’t do it will they?

grandMattie Wed 05-May-21 16:17:35

Poor old Jersey. We lived there for several years and I had two of my three there.
It is a disgrace! Shows how much the French resent us - the old enemy? The Jersey islanders are stuck between a rock and a hard place. They are not part of the UK as HM is only Duke of Normandy there. None of the UK laws are in use there.

grandMattie Wed 05-May-21 16:18:08

suziewoozie

But they won’t do it will they?

Won’t they? I bet they do for a few hours at least...

MerylStreep Wed 05-May-21 16:19:27

Is anyone surprised?
They are spitting nails that we didn’t crumble because of brexit and then came our stupendous success with the vaccine rollout.
Little Napoleon must be apoplectic 😄

keepingquiet Wed 05-May-21 16:48:49

Media storm- it'll all be over in a few hours...

suziewoozie Wed 05-May-21 16:49:06

Btw why care about Jersey ? It’s not part of the UK and was for most purposes outside the EU - but you all knew that didn’t you? Let them fight their own battles

Oopsadaisy1 Wed 05-May-21 17:37:28

Jersey is a part of the British Isles.

suziewoozie I’m going to rise above your comment. Let’s hope others just ignore you.

suziewoozie Wed 05-May-21 17:39:32

It’s not part of the UK which is what I posted. I’ve always regarded the CI as a bunch of free loaders

Ellianne Wed 05-May-21 18:05:56

I care about Jersey. Living in the South West we almost regard the Channel Islands as our neighbouring counties.
It is highly unlikely that France will do this. I think Girardin was having a hissy fit.
Anyway if it came to it there is on island generation enough to ensure sufficient emergency supply. One of our sons is a geologist in the area and works with EDF on projects. There are always back up alternatives in place.

Galaxy Wed 05-May-21 18:07:22

I dont agree with this action obviously but I find the anti French sentiment really unpleasant.

Ellianne Wed 05-May-21 18:14:51

I am not anti French on the slightest, Galaxy, as anyone who knows my history will testify. In fact I often admire their stance on things.
Many politicians are full of rhetoric, and Girardin is just another. I actually believe from reading French reports that Macron has tried to smooth her comments over somewhat.

suziewoozie Wed 05-May-21 18:15:23

Galaxy

I dont agree with this action obviously but I find the anti French sentiment really unpleasant.

But there isn’t any actions there ?

suziewoozie Wed 05-May-21 18:17:39

The CI chose not to be part of the UK with all the responsibilities, rights and obligations that would have gone with that decision. But instead it’s a tax haven with some pretty shady residents. As I said , freeloaders.

Ellianne Wed 05-May-21 18:21:35

No action, just France will be ready to retaliate is what was said.
mesures de rétorsion»

suziewoozie Wed 05-May-21 18:25:43

Tax havens can look after themselves. I feel the same about the Isle of Man - cake and eat it etc

Galaxy Wed 05-May-21 18:27:26

No I meant on here Suzie. I wasnt referring to you Ellianne, it just feels whenever there's a discussion about France there is a really weird tone.

Ellianne Wed 05-May-21 18:37:09

Ok, merci.

rosie1959 Wed 05-May-21 18:37:35

Can’t really see how Jersey is freeloading on the Uk
I love Jersey although pretty naffed off with their rules and regulations at the moment for travel at the moment it’s more like trying to travel to Alcatraz than The rock

Ellianne Wed 05-May-21 18:42:38

suziewoozie

Tax havens can look after themselves. I feel the same about the Isle of Man - cake and eat it etc

In French we say "can't have your butter and eat it".
Strange how expressions can differ.

Kamiso Wed 05-May-21 18:51:57

You do realise that not everyone on Jersey is rich? A number of people just happened to be born there.

Almost as dim as those who ignore the fact that there are people in the south who are struggling financially. Oh! I forgot “they ALL live in oast houses and drive Ferrari’s”.

Your ignorance and bias are showing. Does the chip on your shoulder cause you pain?

suziewoozie Wed 05-May-21 18:55:16

Kamiso

You do realise that not everyone on Jersey is rich? A number of people just happened to be born there.

Almost as dim as those who ignore the fact that there are people in the south who are struggling financially. Oh! I forgot “they ALL live in oast houses and drive Ferrari’s”.

Your ignorance and bias are showing. Does the chip on your shoulder cause you pain?

Yes I do realise that - no bias at all. It’s you that’s jumping to conclusions. The CI are tax havens and help impact our tax revenue by do being. I live in Surrey and am well aware of income disparities btw.

Sparkling Wed 05-May-21 19:00:41

Suzie, it must be exhausting.
I agree with Meryl, she has it spot on. They so want us to fail. We won’t though and they know that. They will carry out their silly threat to Jersey, just a little while. They are not all rich by far I don’t know where you get your information Suzie, you must do your research, who do you think keeps everything working and people educated. Let them flex their muscles, but it’s so silly, making enemies.

suziewoozie Wed 05-May-21 19:06:31

Sparkling

Suzie, it must be exhausting.
I agree with Meryl, she has it spot on. They so want us to fail. We won’t though and they know that. They will carry out their silly threat to Jersey, just a little while. They are not all rich by far I don’t know where you get your information Suzie, you must do your research, who do you think keeps everything working and people educated. Let them flex their muscles, but it’s so silly, making enemies.

Oh dear - making it up again as you go along as to what I posted. Please try and read more carefully . The CI are a tax haven