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Johnson warns EU he'll NEVER surrender Britain's fishing waters as it threatens to sink trade deal


Added 02-26-20 03:36:02am EST - “Downing Street accused the EU of trying to keep the UK shackled to its rule book despite previously brokering agreements with other countries that imposed no such conditions.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Johnson warns EU he'll NEVER surrender Britain's fishing waters”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Boris Johnson last night warned he would rip up a post-Brexit trade deal which bound the UK to 'onerous commitments' insisted by Brussels.

Downing Street accused the EU of trying to keep the UK shackled to its rule book, despite maintaining agreements with other countries that imposed no such conditions. 

The Prime Minister's official spokesperson also said the bloc was backtracking on the agreed Political Declaration setting out the vision for a deep UK-EU relationship.

He said: 'The Political Declaration was agreed alongside the Withdrawal Agreement and sets out aspirations and parameters for the upcoming negotiations on the future relationship.

'The Political Declaration was clear that this would be based on an FTA [free trade agreement]. The EU's mandate itself moves away from what was set out in the Political Declaration.' 

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