12 Dec 2020

Royal Navy gunboats on standby to protect British fishing waters after no-deal Brexit

Four armed Royal Navy gunboats have been put on standby to guard British waters from EU trawlers – if there’s no deal on fishing rights by the end of the year.

Senior Conservatives have condemned the threat as “irresponsible” – as talks between the UK and the European Union’s chief negotiators resumed again in Brussels with apparently little hope of a breakthrough.