Government fires opening salvo in post-Brexit battle
Creed warns that Irish fishermen must retain access to British waters
Irish fishermen will have to be allowed into British waters as a “quid pro quo” if Britain wants its financial firms and airlines to retain easy EU access after Brexit, a senior government minister has warned.
The warning from Michael Creed, the agriculture and marine minister, comes ahead of Brexit trade talks, which are expected to start in February after British prime minister Boris Johnson finally takes his country out of the EU.
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