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France and UK Arguing Over Fishing Rights Around Jersey
« on: May 06, 2021, 12:55:04 PM »
Warships have been deployed to the waters around Jersey by both France and the Royal Navy...facing off against each other.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/06/uk/britain-france-war-ships-jersey-cmd-intl-gbr/index.html
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Re: France and UK Arguing Over Fishing Rights Around Jersey
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2021, 01:11:42 PM »
This has CMANO scenario written all over it.
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Re: France and UK Arguing Over Fishing Rights Around Jersey
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2021, 01:54:57 PM »
This is IMHO the most important part of the story :

The UK is holding critical elections on Thursday (=today) amid a swath of scandals surrounding Johnson's government. Menon notes that "this is almost a perfect story for Johnson. He gets to appear tough on France, which goes down well with his core, while also taking the moral highground and talk of de-escalation."

There is a longer-term risk of Johnson's Brexit looking increasingly rushed and flawed. Water disputes with France are far from the only fallout from leaving the EU. After these local elections, Johnson is going to have a hell of a job keeping his country together, as the four nations of the UK are pulling increasingly in different directions. In Scotland, this might mean leaving the UK. In Northern Ireland, this might mean a return to deadly sectarian violence.
However, as things stand on Thursday, circumstance appears to have gifted Johnson a golden PR opportunity on a day he would otherwise be banned from creating news that might affect how people vote.


Also : it looks like around 2 hours ago the  UK ships were called back to harbor.

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Re: France and UK Arguing Over Fishing Rights Around Jersey
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2021, 01:58:47 PM »
I guess some old rivalries are never settled, eh?
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Re: France and UK Arguing Over Fishing Rights Around Jersey
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2021, 02:54:17 PM »
Remember Agincourt!
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Re: France and UK Arguing Over Fishing Rights Around Jersey
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2021, 03:51:11 PM »
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Re: France and UK Arguing Over Fishing Rights Around Jersey
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2021, 04:00:39 PM »
 :2funny:  Damn, that's good.
It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge.  War endures.  As well ask men what they think of stone.  War was always here.  Before man was, war waited for him.  The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.  That is the way it was and will be.  That way and not some other way.
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Re: France and UK Arguing Over Fishing Rights Around Jersey
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2021, 06:48:52 PM »
 ;D
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Re: France and UK Arguing Over Fishing Rights Around Jersey
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2021, 08:41:39 PM »
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Re: France and UK Arguing Over Fishing Rights Around Jersey
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2021, 03:12:31 AM »
This has CMANO scenario written all over it.

lol, that was my first thought too  ^-^

Command - Fishy Fire is a new DLC release for Command: Modern Operations.
Fifteen hypothetical campaign scenarios recreates a near future conflict between the world’s two most volatile nuclear nemeses: UK and France around Jersey.
Adds 23 different Fishing trawlers of both nations from the epoch to the game. 

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Re: France and UK Arguing Over Fishing Rights Around Jersey
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2021, 07:38:45 AM »
This has CMANO scenario written all over it.

lol, that was my first thought too  ^-^

Command - Fishy Fire is a new DLC release for Command: Modern Operations.
Fifteen hypothetical campaign scenarios recreates a near future conflict between the world’s two most volatile nuclear nemeses: UK and France around Jersey.
Adds 23 different Fishing trawlers of both nations from the epoch to the game.

It won't sell.   Everybody in the US expects France to surrender 2 minutes in.

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Re: France and UK Arguing Over Fishing Rights Around Jersey
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2021, 08:04:06 AM »
Not people who know a little history.
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Re: France and UK Arguing Over Fishing Rights Around Jersey
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2021, 08:10:20 AM »
Not people who know a little history.

Internet memes beat real history far too often.

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Re: France and UK Arguing Over Fishing Rights Around Jersey
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2021, 08:27:17 AM »
Not here, in these hollowed wargaming virtual halls.
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Re: France and UK Arguing Over Fishing Rights Around Jersey
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2021, 09:13:41 AM »
Alright, SDR, that was pretty good!
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