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‘Leave the diplomats out' and put fishermen in charge of Brexit talks, says former World Trade Organisation boss

1 month ago   |   By Press and Journal

Fishing industry leaders in the UK and European Union should be brought into the Brexit trade talks to break the deadlock, the former head of the World Trade Organisation has told us.
As the UK and EU teams begin their final round of negotiations this week, Pascal Lamy called for “the politics and legal complexities” to be taken out of the fisheries talks, which are at an impasse .
The UK team has accused the EU of not “accepting the reality” that Britain will be an independent coastal state at the end of the year, while the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has rejected UK proposals...
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