France to Veto ‘Bad’ Brexit Trade Deal

France has warned on Friday that it could veto the Brexit trade deal if both sides fail to reach a good agreement.

France has warned on Friday that it could veto the Brexit trade deal if both sides fail to reach a good agreement. 

French Minister of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune said that France could oppose the deal if after evaluations, it does not correspond to their interests. 

Beaune said, “We must prepare for a risk of no-deal. This is not what we want… but I want to say to our fishermen, to the producers, to the citizens who are listening to us that we will not accept an agreement on bad terms.”

The deal is focused on the access given to the EU on British waters.

“We defend our interests together at European level. If the deal was not good, we would oppose it. We will do our own assessment of this draft agreement, we owe it to the French, fishermen and other economic sectors. “

Brexit negotiations have reached a critical point as both sides scramble to reach a deal before December 31.


© Fourth Estate® — All Rights Reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.