Brexit news: Britons furious that France could suspend electricity to the British mainland | Politics | New
Brexit tensions between the UK and the EU soared after talks between UK Brexit Minister Lord Frost and European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic collapsed on Wednesday over a solution to the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
The EU has threatened to start a trade war against Britain if it does not implement controls on goods entering Northern Ireland as part of the Brexit deal, Mr Sefcovic warning that patience with the UK is “very, very thin”.
Lord Frost refused to rule out the possibility of the UK unilaterally delaying the imposition of controls on UK-made sausages and other chilled meats, which are expected to come into effect at the end of this month.
And now Express.co.uk readers have called on Mr Johnson to rescind the Withdrawal Agreement and lash out at the European Union for making the threats.
One person said: “Threats, threats and more threats.
A fifth person urged people with an EDF Energy supply to “get rid of”.
While another reader added: “Freeze their assets held in the city if they interfere with UK electricity.
“Immediately stop all clearing and settlement transactions in euros.
“The EU will not last 4 hours.”
Others said the EU had more to lose than the UK, which has opened up to the rest of the world.
One person said: “A trade war is no different from any other war.
“Both sides can shoot. French wine, German cars, fishing licenses, etc. will also be targets.
“The EU has a trade surplus with the UK and therefore by definition has more to lose.
“In the meantime, we are opening up to the rest of the world.”
Mujtaba Rahman, managing director for Europe at political risk consultancy Eurasia Group, warned that the EU’s trade retaliation could extend for greater lengths than anyone could have imagined before.
In a note following the breakdown of talks between the UK and the EU, the analyst wrote: “In a more extreme scenario of a UK suspension of the Protocol, the EU could choose to do something in various ways. sectors.
“One example is electricity, as the UK is a net importer, primarily from France, which supplies a large part of Jersey and a small percentage of mainland Britain’s needs.”