Can France really cut off the power in Jersey?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – “Anything is always possible,” said government spokesman Gabriel Attal, when asked about Franco-British tensions around the fisheries issue.

THE QUESTION. The Franco-British clash over the issue of fishing escalates. In recent days, Paris has raised the tone on several occasions. Criticizing the “Terms of Access […] unilaterally decided“By London to Jersey waters, the Minister for the Sea, Annick Girardin, denounced a situation”completely unacceptableDuring questions to the government last week. “In the agreement [du Brexit], there are retaliatory measures“, She recalled, adding that France was”ready to use them». «Regarding Jersey, I recall for example the transmission of electricity», Specified the Minister.

A few days later, government spokesman Gabriel Attal also mentioned this lead to bend London. “There is an agreement that was signed at the end of December […] There is extremely firm action on our part vis-à-vis the UK“, He commented on France 3 this Sunday. Discussions will be initiated at the level of the European Union, “to enforce the agreement“. “retaliatory measures“Are possible, he added, qualifying the remarks of the Minister of the Sea:”she talked about energies, other subjects“, more “everything is always possible”, Even if this track consisting in cutting the current in Jersey is not envisaged for the moment. But what is it really? To what extent could this track be put in place? And why is she taken seriously by Jersey?

CHECKS. Threatening to cut off the electricity supply to a territory is not trivial, as the thing would have important repercussions, on the daily life of the inhabitants and the economic activity. Let us first remember that the island

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