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Brexit fish wars: history explains why France and the UK get so angry about access to the seas

A scene from the First Anglo-Dutch War, from British Battles on Land and Sea, by James Grant. falkensteinfoto/Alamy Richard Blakemore, University of Reading A dispute between Britain and France about fishing territories has escalated rapidly. French authorities detained a British trawler on Thursday, October 28, and Britain promptly summoned the French ambassador for talks. The wider issue here is the …

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