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Following the arrival of a mass of French vessels this morning, former Brexit Party MEP and chief of Reform UK, Richard Tice, warned the French Government should assume “very carefully” over its actions. With French ships pouring in the direction of St Helier this morning, Mr Tice claimed the nation’s agricultural minister is taking part in to their own home voters. In an assault in opposition to the French authorities, Mr Tice stated: “French fishing boats pouring towards St Helier port…their agriculture minister clearly playing to own domestic voters but French Govt should think very very carefully before carrying out threat to cut off Jersey electricity. Very carefully.”

Twitter customers lashed out at France’s actions in response to Mr Tice’s message.

One individual stated: “It’s hard to believe that the French (EU) would stoop so low to allow/condone their fishermen to take this action.

“The French/ EU are In the Political gutter.”

A second said: “This is an act of conflict! So let’s defend our islands with power!”

A third said: “We have to put an influence line right down to them so they can’t threaten them with that once more, be certain warships are on the shore to guard our UK islands.

“Ban their fishing rights as punishment as we will not be terrorised, our waters, our laws.”

A fourth stated: “200 years after Napoleon, Macron looks like meeting his own Waterloo.”

French ships descended on the island this morning amid a row over the shortage of knowledge offered to the UK Government.

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Although there have been merely there as a precaution, French authorities confirmed they’ve additionally dispatched a vessel to the island.

The Athos will arrive within the waters later this morning to hold out a patrol mission.

French vessels initially arrived to dam the Commodore Goodwill freight ship from leaving the port.

Such was the mass of fishing vessels round Jersey’s capital metropolis, native described the scenes as an invasion.

Jersey fisherman Josh Dearing stated: “There were probably about 60 boats.

“There have been a couple of hand-held flares and smoke flares going off and apparently a couple of perhaps bangers and stuff going off from the French.

“It was quite a sight. It was impressive, I looked from the shore this morning and it was just like a sea of red lights and flares already going off at sea.

“It was like an invasion.”

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