British fishermen will be able to double their catch after Brexit under plans for EU deal
BRITISH fishermen will get to double their catch after Brexit under plans tabled by No10, The Sun can reveal.
But the PM’s push for a huge rise in our quota has sparked fury among countries such as France, Ireland and Denmark.
EU leaders have already vowed to fight the proposals tooth and nail, claiming it would wipe out a third of their fishing fleets.
But the UK’s negotiator David Frost is holding firm and has batted away a compromise floated by the EU’s Michel Barnier.
The row has led to an increasingly bitter stand-off between the two men — and heightened the risk of trade talks collapsing.
A senior EU source said: "There is no way the EU can agree to this maximalist demand. Absolutely no way.
“Barnier cannot budge while this stays on the table. He would be crucified.”
Germany also hit back demanding the UK sign up to "at least the status quo".
French MEP Pierre Karleskind, head of the EU Parliament's fisheries committee, branded the UK's plans "unrealistic".
But the PM’s spokesman said the EU needed to show “more realism”.
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