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French fishermen to blockade Britain TOMORROW and wreak havoc on Xmas deliveries

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FRENCH fishermen will launch a blockade of Britain today [FRI] and wreak havoc on Christmas deliveries.

Furious skippers say they’ll seal off the Channel Tunnel and Calais port in a row about access to UK waters.

French fishermen say they'll launch a blockade of Britain tomorrow


French fishermen say they’ll launch a blockade of Britain tomorrowCredit: Getty
Skippers are threatening to disrupt the Channel Tunnel and port of Calais


Skippers are threatening to disrupt the Channel Tunnel and port of CalaisCredit: AFP

They accused Boris Johnson of a “provocative, contemptuous, and humiliating attitude” in talks over licences. 

No 10 last night warned Emmanuel Macron he has a responsibility to ensure his trawler men don’t “illegally” stop trade.

The PM’s spokesman said: “We are disappointed by threats of protest activity.

“It obviously will be a matter for the French to ensure that there are no illegal actions and that trade is not affected.”

Gerard Romiti, boss of the National Maritime Fisheries Committee, said the protest is a “warning shot” to Britain.

He fumed: “This is our demonstration of the quality and ability of professional fishermen to mobilise.

“We don’t want handouts, we just want our licenses back. Too many fishermen are still in the dark.”

Skippers plan to launch a land-based armada by deploying vehicles to obstruct roads and railway lines.

They’ll also use their boats to blockade ports of Calais, Saint-Malo and Ouistreham along the northern coast.

The protest, which will last for “several hours”, is set to cause chaos and spark long queues of lorries headed to Britain.

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