France threatens to punish UK over fishing row, urges EU to do same


A French government minister has threatened the disruption of energy supplies to the UK, as well as cross-Channel traffic, following London's decision to severely limit licenses accorded to French fishermen, adding that France would urge reprisals at an EU level, including the proposition of limiting access for UK students to the  bloc's educational institutions. 

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France is trying to persuade the European Union to retaliate against Britain over what it sees as Boris Johnson’s use of fishing permits to gain leverage in the migration crisis, reports The Times.