Tories criticise Boris Johnson over navy gunboats Brexit threat

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Threatening to send navy to patrol fishing waters in event of no deal is irresponsible, says Tobias Ellwood

Senior Conservatives have criticised Boris Johnson’s handling of the Brexit trade negotiations and his threat to deploy Royal Navy gunboats to patrol UK fishing waters in the event of no deal.

With the Sunday deadline for reaching an agreement fast approaching, the Ministry of Defence confirmed four 80-metre armed vessels had been placed on standby to guard British waters from EU trawlers from 1 January, in the absence of an agreement on fishing rights.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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