President of Generation Frexit, a campaign dedicated to removing France from the European Union in the same way as Brexit, Charles-Henris Gallois, lashed out at the behaviour of eurocrats on the continent. During an interview with Express.co.uk, Mr Gallois warned the tense situation was creating issues for the UK and French fishing communities. He highlighted the ongoing rows between France and Jersey as an example of an issue made worse by EU politicians.
He also argued those wishing to punish the UK were behind the row which has erupted over the Northern Ireland border.
Mr Gallois said: “I don’t think it is just Emmanuel Macron but the whole European Union that were causing the Jersey crisis or even the Northern Ireland crisis.
“It shows that the eurocrats are mad and angry.
“They have seen that Brexit and the vaccination rollout was a success.
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“It shows to other people across the continent that taking back control is the solution.
“They are desperate to see Brexit as a failure to dissuade other countries to leave the European Union.
“That is why they are so mad about Jersey and the Northern Ireland crisis.
“The European Union act like a sect, they want to punish the members that leave the sect.
“They are crazy mad once they have seen that the UK has managed a very successful vaccination rollout compared to the EU who have been a complete failure.”
Earlier in the week, the UK and EU concluded talks that were set to resolve fishing issues between the pair.
At the first meeting of the Partnership Council, Brexit negotiator Lord Frost spoke to European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič about veiled threats issued by member states since the end of the transition period at the end of last year.
French fishermen have accused the UK of being slow to issue licences that would give them access to fish in the UK’s 12-mile zone.
Lord Frost admitted the UK was prepared to stand up to the EU and would not be bullied on fishing.
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He also said during the talks the UK was “frank and honest” about the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
He said: “There weren’t any breakthroughs. There aren’t any breakdowns either and we’re going to carry on talking.
“What we really now need to do is very urgently find some solutions which support the Belfast Good Friday Agreement, support the peace process in Northern Ireland and allow things to return to normal.
“What the EU is insisting on is we should operate the Protocol in an extremely purist way.
“The reality is that it’s a very balanced document that’s designed to support the peace process and deal with the very sensitive politics in Northern Ireland.”