FRANCE mocked Boris Johnson over threatening Christmas supply chaos as Emmanuel Macron today stepped up his fishing war with Britain.
Paris insisted it would not help address Britain’s “lack of turkey” during the party period, accusing No. 10 of being “obsessed” with the bloc.
The burning remarks of European Minister Clement Beaune will increase the growing hostility of cross-channel connections.
He smoked, “Stop telling us you no longer need us, stop being obsessed with us, stop believing we will solve your problems.
“They took root in Brexit. It is their choice and their failure, not ours. It was a bad choice, we see it today.
“It is not by creating problems for our fishermen that they solve the problems with a lack of Christmas turkey.
“The British need us to sell their products, for their energy, their financial services and their research centers. All of this gives us pressure points.”
But the older Emmanuel Macron ally also watered down threats to cut off power to Jersey in retaliation across the ranks.
French trawlers threaten to block Calais and the Channel Tunnel within a few days if they do not gain more access to our waters.
Fisheries barons insist they will stop “all products” traveling between Britain and the continent if the Prime Minister does not meet their requirements.
Beaune claimed today that the UK and Jersey have issued only 275 fishing licenses out of the 450 requested.
British officials say 110 trawlers have been rejected because they could not prove a history of fishing in our waters.
The UK government said it had generally disclosed 98% of EU license applications overall, and “our approach has been reasonable”.
Whitehall is working with those who have been rejected to see if there is alternative evidence they can provide.
It came as the PM received a major boost from Joe Biden for his bid to revise hated Brexit controls in Northern Ireland.
U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan revealed that the White House is open to alternatives to the NI protocol.
But he also warned that any move that could re-establish a hard border with the republic would be “of great concern to the United States”.
He told the BBC: “Our view is that the two sides need to work together in a constructive way to find an agreement and a way forward.”
Eurocrats are even set to cave to No. 10 and end the sausage war by letting British bangers continue to flow to the NI.
EU Brexit chief Maros Sefcovic on Wednesday unveiled plans for “major changes” to border controls, including a “tailor-made” agreement on food.
Brussels sources revealed the big U-turn and insisted: “We will end the problems with the protocol.”