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You'd think that the RN would be patrolling OUR waters to stop illegal fishing, but no.  Seems there's a special agency supposed to be doing it.  The same agency that was watching a Green Peace vessel dropping large boulders into the English Channel.  The reason being that they are trying to prevent trawling of the sea bed destroying shell fish etc; thus protecting OUR fish assets.   So while the UK enforcement agency looks on,  rubber boats are still crossing full of illegal immigrants.   Crazy or what ?      :rolleyes:

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A ton is 2240 pounds in the UK or 2000 pounds in the USA (a short ton). A tonne is 1000 kilogrammes, used almost universally now.

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They aren't frigates Obs, Offshore Patrol ships HMS Severn and HMS Tamar.

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France has never ruled Jersey, legally or otherwise. Won't stop them trying though 😉

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5 minutes ago, asperity said:

France has never ruled Jersey, legally or otherwise. Won't stop them trying though 😉

 

Some countries have long memories 😁

Jersey was part of the Duchy of Normandy, whose dukes went on to become kings of England from 1066. After Normandy was lost by the kings of England in the 13th century, and the title surrendered to France,

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15 minutes ago, Latchford Locks said:

 

Some countries have long memories 😁

Jersey was part of the Duchy of Normandy, whose dukes went on to become kings of England from 1066. After Normandy was lost by the kings of England in the 13th century, and the title surrendered to France,

King John lost all his territories in mainland Normandy in 1204 to King Phillip II Augustus, but retained possession of Jersey and the other Channel Islands. Since 1259 the Islands have been self governing English, and later British, possessions.

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18 hours ago, asperity said:

King John lost all his territories in mainland Normandy in 1204 to King Phillip II Augustus, but retained possession of Jersey and the other Channel Islands. Since 1259 the Islands have been self governing English, and later British, possessions.

Even I wasn't around back then 😂

 

But if my history lessons were anywhere near accurate here is the official take on this subject.................

Jersey was occupied by the French in 1461 as part of an exchange of helping the Lancastrians fight against the Yorkists during The War of the Roses. 

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The French have invaded Jersey several times, but they never managed to take over the governance. The Channel Islands weren't even part of the EU which makes it strange that the European Commission should be sticking its nose into the fishery dispute!

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