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Royal Navy is set to
head off scallops war

Daily Express [UK], by John Ingham

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/12/2012 5:17:25 AM

Royal Navy is preparing to sail into French waters to stop a repeat of Monday’s Battle of the Seine between British and French fishermen. A Fishery Protection Vessel is expected to go to the area, about 20 miles off Normandy, amid fears that lives could be lost in further clashes. On Monday a fleet of about 40 French fishing boats surrounded about 12 bigger British boats fishing legally in international waters outside the 12-mile limit off Le Havre. British fishermen say the French hurled insults, threw rocks and fired flares at them, with one Devon trawlerman claiming they had tried

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More serious than breaking wind in your general direction, but still. Perhaps we should send Biden over there to offer a diplomatic hand.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 10/12/2012 9:17:28 AM     (No. 8927903)

British fishermen say the French hurled insults: Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries!

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